Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Yesterday started off a little rainy and unpromising. After E got home the sun came out, and the temperature was around 70. I decided to take the kids for a walk around the block. After our walk, I thought that it really was too nice to go inside, even though it was 5:30 and I should be making dinner. Instead I packed up the kids and we headed to a nearby playground that I have wanted to try out. It turned out to be a perfect decision. We were practically the only ones there, so the kids could climb up and down the slides unhindered, while I pushed K in the swings. This was the first time she has had a chance to swing since last fall, and she LOVED it! She laughed and contentedly watched the action from her little bucket seat.
. Since E and N were playing so nicely, I decided to take advantage of the walking track. I buckled K into her stroller, and off we went. I could still see what was going on at the playground, and stopped in to check up on the kids after each lap. I was able to enjoy the breeze, blue sky, blooming flowers and trees, amuse the baby, AND get exercise-- it was awesome! A little after 6 I called Ed, who was almost home from work, so I reluctantly told the kids we needed to go home ourselves and get some dinner. The night was still so nice after dinner that we fired up my new firepit. The kids got to roast marshmallows, and then we all watched the stars come out as the fire died down. We even saw an owl swoop through our backyard, chasing down a meal. It was a perfect ending to a perfect evening.