Who knew it could be so complicated?

Main Objective: To go for a refreshing walk in the nearby county park

Secondary Objectives Since We’ll Be Halfway To Town Anyway: Get library book on hold
Return books and videos that are due Monday
Get gas in the van
Stop at Subway to get lunch for us and the guys who are in the field combining (HOORAY!!)

Process: (we’ll just start halfway through the morning)

Look up books that are due
Find them
Go upstairs and collect videos
Read book to girls
Get dressed
Get Cadrian changed
Get Cadrian dressed
Hang diapers out on the line
Speak with gentleman who arrived to pick up the antique table he bought from us
Put books in bag
Find wallet
Find girls’ jackets
Get Aviana calmed down when her jacket isn’t where she thought it was
Find her jacket in van
Get huge double stroller off garage wall
Muscle it into the van
Get everyone buckled in
Give girls a cracker
Go back in the house for tissues
Go back in the house for my pedometer
Go back in the house for my jacket
Arrive at park
Drive around looking for picture backdrops for when I’m taking my sister’s family portraits on Monday
Find a parking place
Get stroller out and girls in
Change baby in back of van
Use last two wipes
Get Cadrian tied on
Set up tripod and attempt to take a picture so in several years I can look back and remember all the fun we had
Walk 1 1/2 miles stopping only to play at a playground, collect walnuts, and watch a man and his son play horseshoes

Evaluation: A good time was had by all, even if we didn’t make the last stop to get gas because Cadrian wanted to nurse and screamed the whole way home. We probably won’t run out. (*crosses fingers*)

12 thoughts on “Who knew it could be so complicated?

  1. Good job!
    I always think it’s too much work to go for a walk to make it worthwhile. You just confirmed my thoughts;)
    Good idea, taking a picture. You have to capture those together moments when you can…they don’t come often! 🙂

  2. Sometimes you just gotta get out 🙂 Way to go. Taking three is a lot of work. It does get better. Mine can actually get in and buckle themselves now!!!

  3. Whew! I’m tired just after reading this! Glad you had a good time though! I’m jealous of the clothing y’all have on though……I can’t wait till we can wear “warm” clothing around here…

  4. Hats off to you for taking a picture of you all at the park! What a trooper you are! My hero! Oh, and been there done that with the wipes and screaming! 🙂

  5. Haha! I promise, I’m laughing with you, not at you. I’ve so been there! I’m loving the kids all getting older, because there’s less stuff required. Trips are starting to get easier, especially now that Sam can buckle and unbuckle David. I love not having to mess with that anymore. 🙂

    Sounds like you had a lovely day!!


  6. Firstly I want to congratulate you on actually getting 3 kids to the country park. That is an achievement in my eyes! I only have one daughter and when she was a baby it was hard enough just getting her ready to go out. I remember the first Christmas time and trying to get some Christmas shopping done. It was lunchtime before we were ready to leave the house. Then when I got to the shops there was nowhere to park. I ended up coming straight home again!
    I loved the picture you took. You will treasure the memory in years to come.

  7. What a great photo! I stopped by linked through a fellow blogger! Love the blog…love the “real life” stories…actually borrowed your logo for my blog! THANKS!
    Also I do the same…with baby on and 3 toddlers 4 and under in tow I so need to look back some day and see the chaos that is life! You look so happy!

  8. I can remember going on walks with that exact same set-up! Two in the stroller, one tied on! Offda…now that’s a work out!!! Good for you! It is fun…stressful, tiring, but so wonderful to have them so young. Mine are now 8, almost 7, and 4. Still fun, but a different kind of fun. I do miss those “little baby” days, but not enough to have another! ;o)

  9. Cute post and great photo! I can so relate… to the mutiple trips inside… to the tears over the jacket… to the last two wipes…to the finding the jacket in the van…to the screaming all the way home.
    We have so much in common… I love it!

    Doing any more real life posts soon? I love them… they have helped motivate me (after posting the REAL pics first) to clean my van and bedroom…. love them!!

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