Well, it is finally cooling off here in the desert. I spent most of my time outside today and didn't really even notice the heat. That was really nice.
The morning started off with heading out in the back yard to groom the dogs. Yes, that is right...I wear the hat of "dog groomer" some times. It has been a while since I did it last and didn't realize that my clippers were really dull! So I spent most of my efforts using the scissors. Uugg! Boy, that was a long process. I guess it is time to invest in new clippers.
After all that, I decided I would take the kids on a nice bike ride...being a really nice day and all. So, we cleaned up, ate lunch, aired up the tires in the bikes and we were off. Not really knowing where we were going or what our destination would be, I thought "I bet the kids would love to ride to McDonald's and get an ice cream." And I was right. They thought it was an awesome idea...that is until my tire blew out about half way there. Uuttt ooooo! They were very disappointed and upset, to say the least. In fact one of them (I will not say who) asked if he could continue on his way and meet up with us later. HA! I was amazed. My first thought was "how selfish", but then again they are kids and they wanted their ICE CREAM!
So back home we went...walking! Most of the stretch from our house to McDonald's is farm land and walking/biking paths. However, there is a short distance that we have to share a busy road with cars. I get really nervous when having to share the road with vehicles and it is only worse when the kids are with me. At one point I yelled up to Tyler to move over off the road. He obeyed but in the process turned a little too hard, lost his edge and down he went. All was well until he realized there was blood. Oh my! I have to admit there was A LOT of blood and the funny thing is, the scrape was only about 2mm long. That is all! It was a good thing I brought along some hand wipes with me, otherwise I probably would have ruined the shirt I was wearing. It took forever for that thing to stop bleeding.
All in all, it was an adventurous day! We even got to meet one of the many wild coyotes that are out here. Well, we didn't really stop and say hi but we were just a few feet from it. I have to admit, it did make me a little nervous. It was more scared of us...but still.
Now we have one more thing to add to the "to do" list..."fix tire on bike". Hopefully we will make it to McDonald's next time.