Sunday, June 5, 2011

Outdoor Bliss

Yes, I am alive. I have about 100 blog posts on my camera and in my head but just haven't quite found the time or energy to post them all. I'm a bit suprised I was even able to remember how to log on since my last post:-)

The past 2 weekends have been pure bliss weather wise and just what the Dr. ordered to recharge the batteries. It has been so fabulous spending more time each day outdoors than indoors. The girls are rediscovering the joys of outdoor fun and we have been sprucing up the yard. Here's just a few photos documenting our time outdoors.
The first family ride of the season with many more to come! Madison was able to easily handle the 7 mile ride so now we know we can head out on all sorts of adventures. Although Nora is easily riding around the neighborhood on her own, we choose to keep her on the tag-along for longer rides to make it easier and more enjoyable for all of us.

First outdoor meal of the season

Hammock Breaks

S'more season has begun!!!

Nora's very own flower garden is blooming like crazy. I have never seen such large tulips before. She says next year she is going for the World's Record for biggest tulip. I have no idea what she is putting in her soil but it is working!!

Weeding, weeding and more weeding.... But after the weeding come planting, my favorite part!

Reading Breaks

Baseball anyone?? We quickly learned that our nice little baseball diamond is getting too small, as Madison can hit a home run over the fence pretty much everytime.

Beds are weeded and mulched and looking great! I love our backyard this time of year. One of Madison's friends was over the other day. He told me that our backyard is the nicest one he has ever seen. That is a stretch for sure but a really sweet comment and helps me to remember why we chose this house. I love how the girls have secret gardens and paths, how they find all sorts of friends like snails and frogs to play with. We have bunnies visit most mornings while we have breakfast and deer occasionally visit behind the fence. The girls have been spending hours roaming the backyard, planting in their own gardens, creating bouquets, scootering and biking around the neighborhood without the need for constant supervision and so much more. I love the freedom they have in our neighborhood and the joy and appreciation of the outdoors they gain just by stepping out our backdoor.

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