Over the weekend the kids and I took a trip to a furniture store opening. While we were there, Julia and Ivan got their faces painted, had balloon animals made, and sat with Santa for the third time this season. (They better not get used to all that lap time!)
We stopped for lunch and hit up a couple stores on our way home. Shopping on a Saturday afternoon 20 something days before Christmas with two kids is not my idea of a good time, but I made up for it.
After the stores, I started looking for a open field or park to take pictures. I wanted to take some pictures of the kids to create Christmas cards, and I also wanted Julia to take my outfit pictures.
Lo and behold, we came across a great spot with a cute little creek and bridges and hills. I had Julia take my pictures first. She was totally getting into photag mode! She was moving around and trying different angles. She loved helping me and I loved seeing her enjoy being on the other side of the camera.
Ivan, on the other hand, could care less. He was running up and down the hills like a madman.
As this was all happening, I noticed that the grass was cut differently in different sections. Like, in a very organized way. Then, I noticed that there were little boxes spread out on this hilly field where the three of us were. And just as I put it all together, I spotted a group of golfers coming our way.
We were on a freaking golf course! Don’t even ask me how that happened…
Julia and I finished up the pictures, but the kids weren’t ready to leave. They wanted to roll down the hills of the golf course.
You know, we already embarrassed ourselves enough, so I let them. I let my kids roll down the hills at a golf course while a group of golfers were a hole away. And as my kids rolled down the hills again and again with their laughter and giggles, I snapped some of the cutest pictures.
Sometimes I have such a hard time letting go and enjoying the moment. But on Saturday afternoon on the hills of a golf course, in front of a group of golfers, the only thing I cared about were those smiles on my kids’ faces.