Sunday, August 18, 2013

Wagon Rides

For Elyse’s 1st Birthday she received a red wagon from her Grandma Wilson.  Ben slowly spent time putting it together depending on the time he got off work.  It went from being a box to having wheels to finally having a seatbelt.  Although this did take about a week to complete Elyse did not mind and more than enjoyed sitting in it.  I have to admit I enjoyed it as well because I was then able to make dinner and do chores around the house as it soon became a play pen.  If you know Elyse it was sometimes difficult to buckle her in however she soon realized it was worth it.  Almost daily Elyse and I walked over to the church we lived by on Alpine and 72nd.  As I pulled her along in the wagon we arrived to the play set, it was not much but more than we had in our backyard.  She mostly enjoyed the tiny slide and we spent hours going down as well as taking rocks out of our shoes.  If Ben got home from work in time Elyse would get a special wagon ride in our backyard from dad before bed.  It was a superfast ride and sometimes a bit bumpy.  Elyse was adventurous and loved adrenaline as this was her rollercoaster.  As she grew a little older I began to imagine how fun it would be to have the other seat full one day with the inside of the seat filled with a picnic to bring along.  Now we take Addalyn on wagon rides and have to imagine Elyse sitting on the seat next to her as we know she is.  

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