We started off the summer with the end of a lovely long visit from our Buffalo Cousins. It was great to have them out on the Ranch with us. We were all sad to see them go 🙁
Spring (nearing summer) seems to be the prime time for a field trip – at least in Kindergarten & 2nd grade. I was SO fortunate to join each boy on a field trip recently! And, Nicholas’ included an extra special guest 😊
AJ was up first – an outting that both Joe & I attended to a local Dairy. We have been to Oma’s Dairy before – but it was Oct/Halloween/Pumpkin Patch time. This field trip was GREAT! A FULL tour of the dairy and NO ONE else was there, so we got to play with all the outdoor toys!
(Note to all local adults: do NOT go down the middle slide in the picture below. You will crack you tailbone on the transition area.
Fresh ice cream!!!
And now…the boys are 3 school days away from SUMMER!! Yahoo!
I love our house. I mean, I REALLY love it. After 1 year and almost 3 months, I love it even more than the first few weeks we were here. My list of reasons goes on and on….but here is one of the biggest reasons this was the best purchase and move we have ever made: OUTSIDE.
Our effort, to re-create our (Joe & I’s) childhood days of playing outside for HOURS, has worked. It’s worked even better than I could have imagined.
The days are longer now (yay summer) and our time outside is even more fun with Gracee running around. We have moved FAR away from TV time and indoor play. And we are so thankful for that. Our kids get lots of exercise and fresh air. And because of that – they all sleep so good!
Last night (Friday night) I tried to capture all the activity and fun we had outside. Stroller rides, bike races, chicken catching, swinging, trampoline jumping, soccer/ball play…all in 1 evening 😊❤️