We started with a baby that just needed sleep, and only wanted to sleep being held. So that ruled out me doing my hair and make-up. Then we had a toddler who decided she did NOT like the dress I had picked out for her and screamed "off off off!" as soon as I put it on. Also, she got her face painted this morning at her gym class, and she sobbed when we wiped off her precious butterfly from her cheek. We decided not to even fight the battle of taming her hair.
So we headed out to my predetermined location, much earlier than I had planned since the weather was taking a turn for the worse. It was cold. And windy. After being nice and sunny and warm all weekend. There was no sun to be seen. But we soldiered on, and got the little ones unpacked and ready to go... and the cranky little baby was finally asleep and we didn't want to disturb him, and Riley flat out refused to do anything even somewhat cooperative. Likely because there was a pond! With ducks! And a bridge! And she was obsessed.