What do you do with a 2 1/2 year old who is desperately bored and wanting to get out of the house but can't (isn't supposed to) run around, an almost-5 year old who is picking on her little brother (and having a hard time understanding the concept of sympathy) and a 4 month old who is happy as a clam but not able to do much (as in can't sit up by himself yet?)
The answer? Pack up the kids, a stroller, and a red wagon and take them on a walk.
We're very fortunate that we live so close to the USC Horseshoe (the original historic buildings of the University of South Carolina, arranged around a large green space in the shape of - what else - a horseshoe.)
James really wanted to get out of the wagon and run - and as you can see from the expression on his face, he wasn't too happy to watch Anna take off, skipping in glee, but he was happy nonetheless to be out of the house.
Jack, happy Jack, couldn't care less where you have him, as long as his belly is full, his diaper is dry, and the stroller is moving so he can watch the leaves overhead.
Anna, well, she was ecstatic to be a 'superstar' and take loads and loads of pictures. This is just a sampling of all she posed for.
And here you can see the utter disdain on her face as I was telling her we needed to go find the boys (we'd ducked into Rutledge Chapel to try to take some natural light pictures by the window.) "But Mommy! I need another picture taken!!!" Gotta love that one...