This morning the children were awake and fighting much earlier than the parents were ready to deal with them. Since I do not have the gift of being able to go back to sleep once awakened, I decided to take Kate on a walk. Tyler joined me at the last second. We set out around 6:30. Even though I had to shorten my stride and my route to accommodate Tyler and his too-small flip-flops, the next 40 minutes were perfectly lovely.
I had great companions:
And enjoyed some lovely scenery:
We saw hot air balloons:
And happy wildflowers:
This was my favorite sight:
As was this face looking up at me:
And these two cuties greeted us when we got home:
What a nice way to start the day (even if I am tired).