Kent worked on Sunday and we were going a little stir crazy after church so we ventured out for a 'hike' to Carriage Hill Metropark. I thought the kids would get tired- and I could get some pictures! Zeb kept calling it a hike- but it was more of a nature stroll. And they kept complaining about their legs being 'sooooo tired'.
Here they are 'battling villians'.
I don't feel like fall is quite as vibrant this year as last- but we found a few great patches of colors in the park! This was my favorite spot!!
We spent a lot of time tossing rocks in the stream. Zeb and Ike could do it for HOURS. Although they did keep asking me to 'skip rocks like dad does'. I'm not quite as good as kent is when it comes to quite a bit. They tend to miss him especially much on the weekends. I do, too.
This whole residency thing has been just about exactly what I anticipated. Some things are MUCH easier -than I expected- and some things are harder. Kent's schedule hasn't been as bad as I'd imagined. I can't stand the weeks when he works 8 or 9 days with no break- but at least some of those days are early days and he's home around 4 or 5. Since he works on a new rotation every 4 weeks- we don't have to deal with really rotten schedules for longer than that. He usually alternates between easier and harder rotations so we get a reprieve every other month! I've totally lucked out with Kent being home most Sundays and Holidays- although I'm sure that isn't lasting forever!
The rugrats are very resilient and just deal with his change of schedule. Every morning when Ike wakes up he asks if kent's coming home to sleep or if he just left to work.
And Zeb asks Kent if he's being 'nocturnal' or 'normal'. It's pretty funny.
On our walk -Zeb spotted this little guy. I can't figure out how he possibly found the thing! but I was pretty excited. I haven't seen one in ages!!
The boys wouldn't hold it for some reason- but I brought it along with us for awhile.
and this last picture is Zeb's favorite. I think he's going to be a naturalist :) He found this mushroom and found great joy it digging it up! and then he threw it into the road and watched cars run over it.