Tuesday, July 07, 2009

A Day Outdoors. . .

This past weekend was a "sick weekend." If you are the mother of young children, then you can empathize. Joshua finished off July 4th with his very own fireworks ~ red from the kool-aid he had with dinner. Ughh. And, the temps weren't just high outside ~ Joshua and Elijah both had temps of their own over 102. It was one of those weekends. You know, where when anyone coughs or belches or makes a funny noise or gives a funny look or does anything out of the ordinary, you panic that stomach contents are on their way up! Yuck.

So, after staying inside all day Sunday and part of the day yesterday, I decided that it was time to get out in the fresh country air! And, when I felt the breeze and the mild temperatures, I was sold. I decided that we were going to stay outside all day! The only time we were inside was during nap/rest time. We had so much fun!

We ate lunch in "the clubhouse." I have been wanting to do this for a while, and we finally did it!

The boys had a sword fight with dead Lilly stalks or whatever the correct botanist term is for them. . .

We, also, had a little scavenger hunt which was great fun! It gave us an excuse to wander into parts of our yard where we rarely go, and the boys enjoyed that a lot!

Here are my sweet boys watching a cricket hop around. ( You can't beat country entertainment!!) :-)

Then, we ended the afternoon eating homemade Popsicles in the shade of an old crooked pine tree. . .

It was a good day. As I write this, my sweet boys have been bathed and fed, and they are sitting on the couch watching a taped episode of Reading Rainbow while waiting for their Daddy to come home. It feels good. A full day ~ full of sunshine, outdoors, laughter, love, and fun! These are good days, my friends. Enjoy! These long summer days won't last forever!


Jill said...

I love days like this..wearing them out and having fun at the same time. We spent a whole weekend at our lake home playing sand baseball and jumping off the dock and the kids were so worn out on Monday that they once said "I'm bored".
Summer is the best.

Erin @ Closing Time said...

What a fun day! I'm glad your boys are feeling better! When does school start again there?

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