Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Life's Little Surprises
It was then, that we were taken by most unpleasant surprise, as Ryan stepped too close to the edge and then right off of it. I only heard a big splash followed by my daughter shrieking her brother's name. At that exact moment, I saw him in the water flailing about trying to figure out what to do. Time froze all around me, and all I saw was him. I know it was all in an instant, but it felt like it took forever for me to react and move. I jumped right in after him and pulled him right out. He was crying of course, but he was safe. A very nice lady gave me a blanket to wrap around him as he was shivering. Luckily I had a change of pants for him. While his shirt hung in tree we sat down to eat our lunch, and then the kids surprised themselves by rolling down the hill, and having a blast.
After lunch, we made our way to the rose garden where found many beautiful flowers and other surprises along the way. Some surprises are good, some are not good at all, but the fact is life is full of surprises!
Mama and her babies. Quacked at them to get a move on when I got too close.
Not at all happy!
Rolling! Rolling! Rolling!
The rose garden
A surprising find! Too many to count.
A frog's dream home
A surprising new friend for Kristin.