Our summer has been go-go-go, which has been fine, everyone in our house likes being on the move and seeing/doing new things. A big part of enjoying summer, however, should be all about the relaxing and that's the phase we're in now. We have absolutely zero travel plans are are simply enjoying the good weather and our time together.
That means we get to mosey on over to the park and come across cute things like a baby gosling swimming in the water (the kids were instantly full of 'awwws' when we came across one swimming at the park). This little guy was more than lucky...he started out swimming, minding his own business, with his mama right by the shore watching over him carefully. Then, out of the blue, something came out of the water (maybe an otter?) and almost ate it! Boy, you never seen a baby swim so fast, I didn't even know they could move that quickly.
Here he is on shore, safe and sound, hissing at us for having the gall to take a picture after he'd been through such a wretched ordeal (and who could blame him...darn the paparazzi!).
And here are the kids, running down the bank to try and see what on Earth it was that had come up out of the water. "There it is, I see it!!" "What is it???" We couldn't identify it because it just kept swimming, swiftly moving forward, completely unaffected it seemed, by his/her loss of a tasty snack/meal.
I, for one, was so so sooooooooooo happy that whatever it was didn't get that baby. My children who were busy oohhhing and ahhing would not have been very happy to see such a turn of events, I'm sure of it. I bet Mother Goose (no relation to the nursery rhyme mama) was even more happy with the near miss, don'tcha' think? :)
I hope you're all enduring this heat well (if you're part of the heat wave passing through today/this week). Happy Tuesday! :)