Last week we spent a morning picnicking by a lake at the arboretum while fending off very persistent ducks that wanted a bite of our Subway sandwiches. Afterward we explored some of the picturesque, flower lined paths. Everything was blooming and very idyllic until I noticed a loud buzzing and realized a bush I was standing next to was crawling with bees. Since I was just stung two weeks ago, I hightailed it out of there with Declan, calling for Ez to follow me. Instead, he falls directly into the bee bush. Joe and I are yelling for him to hurry (while Joe is also snapping pictures), but in true toddler fashion Ez just slowly saunters up the path, completely oblivious to the bees or any hint of urgency we were giving him. Apparently his calmness paid off, because thankfully nobody was stung.
Aside from the fact that I'm not too fond of wildlife, the rest of the morning was perfect. Lots of gorgeous scenery and Ez was totally in his element collecting rocks and sticks and roaming around all the wide open space.