Wednesday, April 9, 2014

A day full of fun!

If you know me at all you'll know that a beautiful, warm, sunny day is the best medicine for my soul. It was seriously gorgeous. E wanted to go outside around 9am and I told him it was still too cold. To prove my point I opened up our back door and was pleasantly surprised with how wrong I was! So we went in the back yard and started our day of play. The only bad thing about being outside at 9am is that the grass is still really wet but E didn't really seem to mind.

We took advantage of the day, starting with a little tent in the back yard. 

(This is probably my favorite picture of the day, which is why it made it on facebook/instagram and the blog)

Once the pants were adequately soaked through I thought it would be a good time to take a break from the grass and give it a chance to dry out so we pulled out the table and paints and got to work making an Easter decoration.

The amazing part is that we managed to go the entire project without getting any paint on clothes. ... Sort of. We were ALL done and then E decided his shirt would be a good place to wipe his hands as a final gesture of "a job well done". 

While we waited for the Easter egg to dry we found other ways to stay entertained. 

Once the dirt had been adequately dumped in diapers and on the grass, and I'd weeded a good portion of our backyard, it was lunchtime so we pulled out the picnic blanket and made some smoothies and sandwiches. 

Ben got home just in time to join us. 

Nothing better than lounging on daddy eating brownies.

After lunch, Ben headed back to work and E went down for a LONG nap. Apparently playing all morning is hard work. 

On a normal day he would have woken up from his nap just minutes before Ben got home but Ben had an unusually busy day at the pharmacy setting a new record of 70 prescriptions in one day so he got out of work quite a bit later than usual. (His previous high was 57--quite a jump!)

So we hung out and waited for Daddy to get home and then we ate a quick dinner and headed to a park nearby called North Creek Park. The playground was a VERY popular post-dinner hangout so we decided to go for a walk out on the boardwalk through the wetlands. 

Did you know that wetlands are the Kidneys of the world?

They are also great for keeping a little guy entertained.

Also, have you noticed how many outfits we've been through so far today?? (and I didn't even take a picture of the "birthday suit" he wore running away from me for 15 minutes while I tried to get him in the shower). I guess when we're playing outside we get dirty a lot!

Unless he's trying to run really fast, he's always carrying a stick or a rock. And if he IS trying to run really fast, mom or dad are carrying his sticks and rocks for him.

Testing out the depth of the water:

And then my camera died so there is no proof that I was even on this little outing so hopefully I do not lose my mind someday and need proof that I was a part of this family. 

Regardless, it was a beautiful day and I enjoyed every minute of it. 

Have I mentioned how excited I am for summer to get here?


An Ordinary Mom said...

This post makes me happy! I love experiencing the glory of the world through the eyes of a little one. He is blessed to have you as his mom!

kelsey said...

My favorite part of this post was when it turned instructional in the middle: "wetlands are the kidneys of the world."

Brooke-Jean Newman said...

haha, Kelsey! I guess I didn't really explain that comment much! It was a random "educational" sign we passed while walking the boardwalk. Although, I can't really explain why it stuck out to me enough to include it in the post.

Fran said...

What a lovely sunny day.