Friday, May 9, 2014

dog park

She clipped a black bow in her hair and flashed me a smile through her bathroom mirror; today was the Mother's Day visit at school and she has been counting down the days for this. She is a pretty shy kid if she's not completely comfortable or if she's with people she doesn't know very well, but she has been at her school for a few years now and I have seen how she has opened up and let the teachers and students see all of her. But today as I sat with her in the classroom, I could tell she was nervous or overly excited that I was there- her quiet side came out and in-between showing me all of her work at school and smiling shyly at her teachers, she would walk up to me, give me a hug and whisper just loud enough for all of us to hear, "I love you". This will most likely be my last Mother's Day visit at this school with these great kids and these amazing teachers and I soaked up every moment in her class with her today.

On Wednesday, I had plans to run errands and clean the house. It was beautiful out though and I couldn't say no to the text from my sister to take Kennadie and the dogs to a dog park. Krista surprised Kennadie and came with me to pick her up from school and since we don't have any fenced in dog parks near our home we had to drive an hour to get there. It was so worth it- we ate a picnic lunch on the grass, tired the dogs out, and played over at the playground.

"This is the best day ever!" she yelled out as I chased her from the field back over to the dog park. She says this a lot. She reminds me that the small and simple things in life are beautiful and really are some of the best days ever.

She has mastered the monkey bars.

In his nine years, this is the first real dog park he has been to. He loved it.

She loved playing with the dogs even more than playing on the playground.

Dakota instantly fell in love with this dog- he followed her everywhere. It was so cute to watch.

One hundred percent Dakota.



I don't know what it is about this photo but I just love it.

Have a great weekend!

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