Monday, July 2, 2012

Beautiful Day

Today was a perfect day for playing outside.

After the kids woke up, their cousin came over to play and they all stayed outside together from about 1:30 to 8:00.  They had maybe two fights the whole day, which was a miracle.

These kids LOVE the woods.  Catching bugs is one of their favorite pastimes as of late.  The downside to this is poison ivy and ticks...which we've had to deal with both already this year.

It doesn't stop them though.

These worms met an unfortunate demise after being left in the sun for too long.

We have a rock in our yard that is shaped like a giant tortoise.  Jayden and Ryan spent some time trying to jump off of it and grab onto a nearby tree branch.  iPhones aren't so good for action shots, but you get the gist.

Aidan isn't the adventurous type.  He prefers to sit on the sidelines and watch.  Dude broke an arm once when he fell off a chair, so he's not taking any chances.

After their rock gymnastics, they decided to play their own version of Chopped (one of our fave shows on the Food Network.)  They all "cooked" an appetizer, entree, and dessert with mud and grass and leaves...and I was the judge.

The rest of the afternoon pretty much involved the sprinkler and water guns. 

At one point they had the brilliant idea to bob for carrots...since we were out of apples.  I guess they earn points for creativity with that one.

We're finishing off the day with some ice cream cones and a movie, Yogi Bear.

Summer is the BEST!  :)

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