I didn't get any pictures at the beginning of our week with us being outside. When you're doing yard work you often forget to bring a camera, when you're having fun goofing around with the kids you often forget to bring a camera, and when your fingers are chilled enough to slip off your hands you decide against bringing the camera out.
Then Thursday came and we just had to get outside, take a walk to the store, and tour the two track on the way back! On the sidewalk on the way to the store lay this picture:
A perfect reminder from God and nature that it was Holy Thursday! I snapped a few shots of us walking back from the store and down the two track (where of course Peanut managed to splatter her legs with mud and get her shoes so wet that the socks were drenched and mud was on her toes within).
They played outside when we got home (after Peanut changed her shoes and socks). And played outside on Friday a bit as well. Unfortunately, Mommy again forgot to take any pictures of their outside play.
So, for us that leaves Saturday. A day of Easter egg hunting and pictures with "The Bunny", fun and laughter at the library, and 53 degree weather. Nope, it's not too warm but we're supposed to have a ten degree temperature hike for tomorrow which makes it sweater weather instead of coats, which pleases the girls to no end. The whole trip to the library and back too 3.5 hours and then the campers played outside some more when we got home for a total of 6 hours outside today! Here are just a few fun shots of the egg hunt and "The Bunny".
|The campers playing duck duck goose while waiting for the egg hunt to begin|
|Turning in their eggs for prizes|
|A critter we saw swimming on our way home from the egg hunt.|
That takes our weekly total to: 21 hours!!!!
And our year to date total to: 225.75 hours
Not sure why we're keeping track of our time outside? Check out the 1000 Hours Outside challenge . You'll be amazed at how much screen time the average American child has in a year!
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