Every year we take a trip to the Flint Hills with Joel’s family in the spring. This year our Flint Hills trip fell on Mother’s Day. It was the perfect, sunshiny day for a Mother’s Day picnic.
We always eat first but the kids finish their food in record speed and are soon off exploring. Which means the adults finish their food in record speed and are soon off making sure no one drowns. 🙂
It’s hard to believe that these three only have one more year until they start school. They love each other.
More frog catching.
In between exploring we tried to sneak in a few extra food breaks. These kids are hard to keep up with!
Joel waded in the creek pretty much all afternoon. He’s such a good daddy.
He was pretty much the designated lifeguard too.
Oscar loved his first trip to the Flint Hills. We always seem to have a few babies around with this group!
And since it was Mother’s Day I had to have a picture with my boys. Hard to believe next year I will be squeezing one more little one. Can’t wait!
This is actually my favorite Mother’s Day picture though. 🙂
We left our picnic spot and drove over to the “picture tree”. While we were getting all the kids gathered I caught these two having a little chat.
It gets crazier and crazier each year trying to get a picture of this crew of cousins. It was also super sunny and they weren’t loving that…lots of squinting eyes this year!
I know these trips will be some of our favorite memories to look back on. So thankful for family.
You can check out our past Flint Hills trips here: