Feb 25, 2008

Zoom Zoom

Yesterday - the final Sunday of the winter holidays - we had a lovely walk planned for the Frogner Park in Oslo. But by the time we got there, the parking lot was full, the play area was overrun, and the sun had disappeared behind dark and ominous clouds.

Things were not going according to the plan.

So what do you do with four cranky boys who didn't want to go for a walk in the first place, and two sets of parents getting steadily more frustrated listening to the whining?

You get them READY:



....to GO:



The winners:



There were no losers yesterday. I made sure of it, eating lots of chocolate and not exercising.

35 comments:

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

Bet they ended up having more fun! Connor loves to ride gokarts - he and my Dad go have a grandfather/grandson race whenever they can.

Plus you had chocolate? You rock!

Hallie

Valarie said...

FUN!!

kimmy said...

Looks like the boys had fun! My husband and son would love to do that too!

And, I would most likely be eating chocolate with my daughter!

Kimmy

Christie said...

Looks like excellent boy mayhem. Good job.

Lisa @ Take90West said...

I think the boys were much happier with the go carting than the walk! How fun :)

My Ice Cream Diary said...

I LOVE go-cart racing! I'm selfish, though, and leave the kids at home =)

Hae Yung said...

That looks like lots of fun. I am surprised that Mike and you didn't join them. You know how competitive Mike can be.

gmcountrymama said...

Hey, that looks like a lot more fun than exercising!

Dawn said...

Chocolate and go-carts! Sounds perfect.

Candy said...

So is Norway just one big amusement park or what? Is there ALWAYS something fun to do just over the next gnoll?

ALM said...

You are one cool mom!

Teachin' this mommy new tricks! said...

Sounds fun! My husband would be jelouse! He loves go-carts

Kellan said...

What a fun day!! I'm glad you all have had such a good winter break! Have a good day Heidi - see you soon. Kellan

PS - Are you sure you can't go to SF in July? I wish you could go and I could meet you there. Not easy for you, I guess - being so far away. I will miss you.

Beck said...

You guys have SO much fun....

painted maypole said...

you are just such a fun mom. can I be your kid?

jennwa said...

That looked fun, I always love Go-Carts.

Amy Y said...

You guys do the best stuff! I want to be in your family too! :)

Mighty Morphin' Mama said...

K, that looks like a blast! They look terribly cute all up on the podium together.

Cathy said...

That looks like so much fun!

Mary Beth said...

Too Cool! I'd be with you scarfing down on the chocolate though:)

ewe are here said...

Very cool day.... and very cool mom.

kim-d said...

THAT was an inspired idea you had there, Heidi! I hope you gave yourself extra chocolate for coming up with that! And thank you for not exercising FOR ONCE so I don't feel like such a lazy slug--HAHAHA!

Aliki2006 said...

How fun! That all looks way better than a park's pay area!

theotherbear said...

Looks like most excellent fun!

jen said...

you rock it, every time.

Jennifer (Jen on the Edge) said...

That looks like so much fun!

Queeny said...

Zoom zoom, indeed. Looks like you really REVVED them up!

Steph said...

What fun! Your family sure knows how to find/make a good time!!

dkuroiwa said...

Gosh!! How much fun can one family take?!?!?! Go-carts, chocolate, no exercising...where are you...heaven?!?!

Kathryn said...

Lucky boys! What a fun mom you are!

the dragonfly said...

Oh, how fun!! I don't think I drove go-carts until I was in COLLEGE. I was deprived...or something. :)

katydidnot said...

perfection.

Victoria said...

Chocolate and racing? Color me jealous.

Gina said...

That looks so fun!

katiez said...

I remember the Frogner Park! It was only our 2nd trip 'over the pond' and the first time we saw nude sunbathers (it was midsummer). Mon mari loved that park. I loved the statues!