Saturday, April 12, 2008

Come out of hibernation, spring is finally here!

Hooray! As I type this I hear crickets and birds chirping. Sure signs of spring. About time!!! Today helped me remember how great it is to be a stay-at-home mom. Now that Spring is here, it's so easy to be a great mom and spend days outside and where learning experiences naturally occur! Today we started with a walk to the post office, usually a 10 minute walk. Unfortunately the post office wasn't open, so we walked on, met some friends and ended up with a 2-mile walk. The boys walked about 3/4 of a mile by themselves! WOW! You'd think they were tired after that, but noooooooooooooo. We returned from our walk and loaded into the van to watch Maliya play soccer. Since the field next to Maliya's game was empty, the boys decided to play a game themselves using the real nets. They had a blast and ran up and down the field kicking the soccer balls that we had brought. THEN, they took a good 3 hour nap, I'm sure out of pure exhaustion! Once awake, we immediately ran back outside for some baseball, ant searching, and worm-digging. Thomas even found a caterpillar! It was so much fun to see him realize that the caterpillar he was holding would turn into a butterfly, just like the one in the book ("The Very Hungry Caterpillar"). How fun! We then went to the 50% portion of the consignment sale taking place in Spokane this week and then stopped at Auntie Angie's to drop off some clothes and play. Talk about fun! We made it home just before daddy and managed to snag another 30 minutes of play time before heading inside. Seriously, it's just fun. Winter=blah, Spring/Summer/Fall= FUN!

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