Saturday, May 3, 2008

The River

I took the kids on a walk down to the American River yesterday. They rode in our new bike carrier (speaking of which, we just got our reimbursement check from the insurance company in the mail today-yay!). We spent a couple of hours there eating lunch and throwing rocks into the river. It amazes me how long they will stand there throwing rocks, but I guess it's the only chance they have to throw anything without getting in trouble. There were also some ducks and geese that swam by and stopped to see if we had any snacks for them.

"We're ready for the river mom, stop taking our picture!"


On the way back they were being pretty silly. Ava kept pushing her face into the mesh cover and shouting "hi mommy!" at me. Then she started pressing her face against the vinyl windows, and I got this lovely photo:

She just cracks me up! Both kids pushed their little feet through the velcro opening and I snapped a cute picture of their tiny toes!


Dan is also riding in his first century today. It is in Sonoma County and he spent the night last night so he'd be ready to ride this morning. He just called and he finished riding 100 miles in six and a half hours! What a superstar! Congratulations Dan! We are proud of you!

10 comments:

Kate said...

haha sweet. great job dan! maybe this is finally the time for me to smack his bum, because he probably won't be able to feel anything for a while. i'm so crass!

Grandma said...

Congratulations, Dan! What an accomplishment. The pictures at the river are precious and made our day. I now have a new desktop background picture to cheer me up every day.
Love, Mom

Samantha said...

Oh my...I need to move to CA...you always have the best pictures of places you have been and things that you have done! You seem to have the best of everything (skiing, rivers, wine country...)

I am glad that you had a great time...the pictures are adorable and Dan...congrats!

Heart Hugs,
Samantha

Kathy said...

I'm jealous...
you're SO adventurous! I have to talk myself into just taking a walk around the block...
You'll be my inspiration...and I'll work on getting out more and exploring. Today...I'll explore the backyard. (baby steps!)
I LOVE your camera...what kind is it?? or do you just know how to take good pics??

Katie Scott said...

looks like you had fun at the river!! good job Dan!!

Isabelle & Calista's Mommy said...

YAY Dan! Congrats!

The pics from the river are too cute!! Love the feet and Ava sticking her face up against the window!!

The Portas said...

Beautiful river pics! Your kiddies are cute as ever. I love the little toes sticking out. :)

Good job, Dan! That's awesome!!

UbrStrBksMom said...

I love love love the feet picture!

Go Dan...glad to hear he is doing well!

Valerie said...

Let us know next time you go, we will meet you, we love the river!

Vanessa said...

Okay, I am SO stinking jealous. I have recently been looking into buying one of those bike stroller things (whatever they are called). How do you like it? Which kind do you have? I would love to take Arianna out and I guess the first step would be to buy a bike...but at least I'm thinking ahead. LOL! it looks like you guys had a blast. I also LOVE the pictures!