Thursday, June 22, 2017
Kennadie had the entire morning planned out-playground, strawberry picking, a picnic lunch under the trees for shade, back to the playground and then over to see the animals. With hardly anyone here, we did just that and took our time without waiting in lines or fighting crowds in the field. Kennadie fell in love with one of the goats when he just laid down in front of her and let her pet him for a good 10-15 minutes. At one point I took it all in- me with my girls playing and talking and thinking just how thankful I felt in that moment to have that time with them. I may have some doubts about not just sucking it up and finishing grad school right now, but if I had classes I know I would have either been stuck inside at home in front of the computer or my school work would have been on my mind and I would have been stressed out.
Today, there wasn't any of that. No stress, no wandering thoughts about what I "should" be doing, just me in the moment with them. There will never be regrets about spending time with them-even when they fight and bicker and tattle and get on my last nerve :)
A few photos and a little movie from strawberry picking.