Thursday, August 21, 2008

Picnic in the Park

In order to make up for the bubble bath debacle, I invited Orielle to go on a nice picnic in the park, just the two of us, to get out of the house, and away from the kids for a little while. Silly me. My mistake was I thought “nice” meant relaxing and quiet.

It was a beautiful sunny day and we found the perfect spot by the river to lay our blanket. I took out some snacks and drinks and got my camera ready in hopes of getting some good nature shots to add to my portfolio. Just as I got comfy, Orielle was off! First, she went to go say “hi” to a turtle who was dozing and sunning himself on a log by the water. Wow! I never saw a turtle wake up and move so fast! Well, there went my turtle shot. Then, I tried to coax her back for a snack but on her way a dragonfly resting on some reeds caught her eye. He took off, and that girl chased him around that willow tree…must have been four, five times! I kid you not. Made me dizzy! I guess no dragonfly shot either. Orielle finally came back for a drink but within seconds took off like lightning after a flock of geese. “GO BACK TO CANADA!” she barked! I’m not sure if they understood her but they took off heading in the right direction. Looks like no nature shots of any kind.

Did I mention that I thought this was going to be relaxing and quiet??


shannicat said...


Well, that's what you get. I'm sure Orielle thought, "Paybacks are a B*TCH!" Sorry no nature shots were in the cards for you on your "relaxing" day. Maybe next time.

The Fredericks

Le Nanny said...

Ah, Brin & Ori!
So nice to see you both bonding both look great!
Since Ori is so "active" while you are attempting to take pics of her, maybe you should consider getting a cam-corder of your outings.
It's getting close to cache season soon!

Louie said...

Hi's Louie

Well, I'm happy to see that you are trying to make it up to mama for posting her photo while having her bubble bath! It sure looks like your picnic was lots of fun, however I don't think it's quite enough.You know mama's birthday is soon, perhaps a special party is in order????

Love Louie