It was a beautiful fall day to be outside and enjoy the sunshine.
The kids and I are solo this weekend and we went curling with Oliver, hit two parks, and spent some time with friends. Days like this remind me of maternity leave and how we used to just wander around our new neighborhood, checking out parks and meeting new friends.
Eleanor is little miss independent on the playground (but always nearby… I don’t have to worry about her bolting like I did with Oliver).
She loves the slide. She slid down, yelled, “again!”, and ran the circuit again. Emery has recently been saying that he wishes we had swings in our yard and today I found out why: he has figured out how to pump his legs and work the swings all by himself. (He also jumps off while going pretty fast and gives me a mini heart attack but … well, that’s boys for you). Oliver has been working on the monkey bars at school and went the whole length of them today. It hurts his hands but he tells me that if he licks them and rubs them on his pants they feel better :). This is my beauty. It is definitely harder without daddy around but part of me loves the extra time with them. And I think this is my favorite time of year – I love the crispness and cool air in the morning and the warmth of the sun in the afternoon. Tomorrow will be another beautiful day and we plan to enjoy it.