One Sunday Afternoon…

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.

Tetrahedron bubbles

Both big boys loved it.  Nate giggled every time  there was a long stream of bubbles.

Jonny with pentagon bubbles

We got out the Slip ‘n Slide for a bit.  The big boys enjoyed it but the water was frigid!

Jonny slip&slide

Isaac slip&slide

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 spectators 2

The big boys practiced their gymnastics.  Mark and Isaac tried to teach Jonny how to do a cartwheel.  I think he almost got it.

Isaac handstand

Jonny cartwheel

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.

Ben asleep in grass

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!

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7 Responses to “One Sunday Afternoon…”

  1. Heidi @ ggip Says:

    What fun! You are right, we’ve had strange weather this summer so far! I’m thinking of getting the slip n slide out today. The problem is that we couldn’t figure out how to teach the kids to slide since we are way over the weight limit! Haha. We ended up just sortof pushing them down the last time.

    Blue hates cold water. Completely. Likes bathwater though. He also hates the grass right now, although I never have seen any sensory stuff otherwise.

    I also like the bubble thing. Thanks for sharing all these pictures!

  2. Maggie Says:

    Just found your blog and absolutely love this post. It looks like all your boys are having a wonderful time outside in the sun! I especially love the last photo — I wish I could take a nap outside in the grass once in a while 🙂

    Looking forward to reading more, and thank you for sharing!

  3. Maureen Says:

    Looks like the boys had a great time in the sunshine. I loved teh cartwheel pictures and the one of Ben sleeping on the grass.

    Good luck house hunting! It’s a buyer’s market so you picked the right time!

  4. Mark Says:

    Must be nice to actually have water showering your area. We can pray for it but can’t actually get any rain in TX. Good to see things are well.

  5. suna Says:

    I LOVE those bubbles!!!!
    I recently posted instructions for making a supper giant bubble wand.
    It’s a great time for house hunting, hope you find your dream home.

  6. Audri Says:

    Love the pictures!

  7. innovate Says:

    Love both of them, such talented boys. And, I love your blog, it’s amazing, really touches my heart.
    Thank you.


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