We actually had sunshine! We’ve had so much rain this June that I’ve been wondering if it’s really summer!
We got home from church, had lunch, and decided to have the big boys turn off the video games (after all, they can do that if it rains), and play outside.
First, we got out the bubbles. We got Jonny a Zome Tool Crazy Bubbles set for his birthday (because I am a chemistry geek at heart), and it really is very cool! It’s neat to see how the bubbles form within the structures you build, but then the wind takes over and it acts just like a large traditional bubble blower.
Both big boys loved it. Nate giggled every time there was a long stream of bubbles.
We got out the Slip ‘n Slide for a bit. The big boys enjoyed it but the water was frigid!
The babies watched intently. I know from past experience that Ben doesn’t much care for the cold water. I tried Nate and got an almost identical reaction. Can’t say that I blame them.
The big boys practiced their gymnastics. Mark and Isaac tried to teach Jonny how to do a cartwheel. I think he almost got it.
Mark and the big boys even washed both vans! By the end of it all, Ben fell fast asleep in the grass. He really does like being outside.
I am really hoping that this summer we can spend more time outdoors. We are actually going house-hunting over the next few days. We are hoping to find a home with a bigger, safer yard for all our boys to play outside more. Wish us luck!