Friday, April 30, 2010

Five Hours of Fun...

Today was a beautiful spring day. So we spent five hours outside playing.


Five hours of chasing down boys when they didn't listen. Five hours of giving high fives to them when they did listen. Five hours of pushing Amelia on the swing, of helping everyone go up and down the slide, of running around the driveway chasing ride-on toys and runaway balls, and five hours of playing tag, tackle and tickle.

We even ate lunch outside at the kids' picnic table. Although it was less of a lunch and more of a free-for-all. Alex ate the grapes off everyone's plates. Amelia gave away her cheese. Isaac hoarded the bread and butter and Sam devoured most of the chicken. I found a lot of carrots on the ground, so apparently veggies are for the squirrels.

Then Amelia taught her brothers how to do this:

Alex can climb all the way to the top of the slide by himself. I don't need that kind of help.

Somehow even with all that activity, the kids didn't have one of their best bedtimes. Their mommy, on the other hand, could have fallen asleep standing up in the middle of the L.A. freeway. But after a rough hour everyone was snoring deeply.

So now, if you'll excuse me, five hours of outside fun (and it was fun!) have caught up with me and I must fall exhausted into my bed so we can do it all again tomorrow.

Provided I can pry the top off the ibuprofen.

© Trippin' Mama 2010


john cave osborne said...

great stuff! lovie and the kids were outside virtually all day earlier i the week.

climbing UP the slide. kind of a good news bad news situation, no? LOL

it was good to see your crew enjoying spring.

Stacia said...

I bet your arms got a great workout! Pushing my kiddos in the swings is tougher than lifting weights ... definitely need the ibuprofen!

Stef said...

What!? We spent 5 hours staring out the window cursing the snow that was going to kill my zuchinni and flowers. Tomorrow is MAY1st HEllo!! Go away snow... But so glad that you had a great day for all of us!