Monday, November 3, 2008

The Duck Park- What NOT to do!

I took the four oldest kids to the park on a lovely afternoon, while my husband stayed home with the baby and worked on homework. When we arrived at the park we sat by the ponds edge and we watched some kids nearby as they fed the ducks tortillas. I took out my camera and started taking pictures of the kids. Everything was just fine and dandy.....

They were having fun making duck and goose sounds....

Right after I took this picture, I looked up to see our son
(in the striped shirt)
spinning around in a circle, I was just an arm's length behind him but he moved so quickly and I just barely missed grabbing him...then SPLASH!
He fell right into the duck pond!
I immediately pulled him out of the water, then I held him and calmed him down.
He was fine, just scared and cold.
We headed back to the car, wet and muddy and I didn't have a change of clothes for him so I took his wet clothes off and put him in a towel, in his car seat. You would think all my kids would be a bit stunned by what just happened.....NOPE!
Everyone but one little boy who really, wanted to watch the ducks....

(Here's K pearl mad about us leaving the park.)

K pearl calmed down after the girls explained to him
that his brother is a lot more important than the ducks.

We went home and iPearl was just fine after a warm bath and some snacks.
I am just so grateful that he is okay, because it could have been worse.
I felt really bad about this but it truly made me even
more thankful for my families good health and it also made me more
grateful that
I am their mother.

I received these beautiful flowers on our anniversary!
Thanks honey for always thinking of me. I ♥ my flowers!
These beautiful flowers
made me feel better about our terrible adventurous
day at the duck park! ;)


  1. Oh precious! I'm so sorry about that terrifying experience. I'm glad all is o.k.. Your kids are so dang cute. Those flowers are beautiful. You deserve it! That Mother of the Year Award is so awesome.

  2. I am glad that he is okay! My oldest did that once, and freaked out because she got moss in her hair and had to ride home in the car in her undies!
    Your baby is absolutely beautiful. {heart}

  3. so sweet, ever the watchful mama! your hubz is so kind.

  4. That is scary, and yes it could be much worse.

    Trick or treating this year, my 4 year old got scared from a teenager walking down the sidewalk, and bam, she looked up at him, freaked and bolted out in the road as a car almost hit her.. Thank goodness for being protected!!!

    You definatly deserve those flowers.

    'Amusia Koe!!!!!!

  5. Well look at the bright side...that is a trip to the duckpond they will never many of the others are they going to forget...most.

    So, yeah, you do deserve an award.

  6. Aww.. too cute. I like how the girls explained to Kenny. Itula is such a hoot! Sounds like a fun time. No worries Ane, years from now you will all be laughing about it! Pretty flowers too!!

  7. that is one of my worst fears...children falling into water. I am glad your little guy was okay!!

  8. wow! thank goodness he is ok! that is scary.... and i love the flowers!!! you must have such a sweet husband!!!!

  9. You are such a good mama. It happens, kids are so dang fast. Poor little guy, and thankfully it all turned out great. Now it's a funny story. We love you and miss you very much. Big Uuuumas to the family!
    Love, US

  10. oh my gosh ..that has always been a nightmare of mine that my one of my kids fall in the yucky icky duck pond.. i'm glad he's okay.. i guess no more spinning near the duck pond for itula...;o)

  11. I'm glad he is all okay! Poor baby. I think you are such a caring Momma. Sometimes even under the most watchful care boo-boos happen. Par for the course with little boys especially, right?

    Your husband is so thoughtful and sweet. The flowers are lovely!

  12. So glad he was ok. Must have been scary for him. Thank goodness momma was close by!

  13. awww...been a while since I visited your blog. Im just waiting for this to happen to me one day as it hasnt yet.


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