Finally, I can actually feel the impending summer that is looming on our horizon. And it feels good. After nasty weather yesterday, I went for a run at 6 this morning (I'm on week six of Couch to 5K! I can't believe my legs haven't fallen off yet) as the sun flared around me. We made a quick trip to Shane's parents' house to take care of their dog, then we headed to a nearby arboretum. First, we stopped and attempted to rescue a turtle out of the road. I figured that I could just gently place it in the grass, except that this turtle was a serious jerk and hissed and jumped at me--who knew turtles could jump--while snapping. I went back to the car and made Shane try to herd it out of the way with a rubbermaid container, except that the turtle was not a fan of this, either. Not wanting to lose a finger in the process of turtle rescue, we left it alone... but not before I took this picture. You'll be happy to know that there was no squished turtle on the road when we came back, so I guess the jerk made it to safety.
Turtle misadventures aside, we arrived at the arboretum and visited the recently opened railway garden.
To say my boys liked it would be an understatement. Actually, we had to carry Tommy out of their screaming because he just wanted to stay with the trains. Once we carried him out, we put the boys in the stroller with a snack and went for a hike.
Except that as soon as they were finished with snacks, they wanted to get out and run, so the stroller was kind of pointless.
They were just as excited to stretch their legs as we were. Right now, I'm waiting for Tommy to wake up for his nap and then? It's sprinkler time.
I hope your Memorial Day has been as beautiful as ours and that you all took a moment to remember why we observe.