Okay, so I've been gone a little while. I honestly didn't mean for that to happen but one thing led to another and before I knew it I'd been away for two weeks. Oops.
The first week I was away was mostly because I was feeling blah and icky and down on myself. It must have been posting those pics of me in my swimming suit that did it. I just felt so yucky. I stopped running (thinking, what's the point?) and ate like a cow. I didn't feel much like doing anything but moping. Real mature, I know.
The second week I snapped myself out of it. I hung up some curtains I've been meaning to hang (and fell in love with using Todd's power tools). I started eating right and running again. And I soaked up as much sunshine as I could. It helped tremendously. My mood is much better now, thank goodness, and I was able to have some fun with the kiddos.
So, this is what we've been doing.
Of course, there was Easter. It looked like this:
And this too:
And right after Easter the weather was shockingly warm and we did some of this:
Blowing bubbles and drawing with chalk. Good times. The boys have been mostly confined to the front driveway/road and the back patio because of our lack of grass so our play options are somewhat limited. Luckily, the grass is going to be planted next week so that, hopefully, by the time school is out we will have some hardy grass to play on.
Yesterday we had another hot day (84 degrees in Wisconsin in April is just completely bizarre, but I love it) and Grace got to have her first ever time on the swings. She loved it!
Our entire day was spent outside at the park and riding bikes up and down our street. It was a great day and once again reminded me how much I LOVE summer and can't wait for it to get here. I am so looking forward to running through the sprinkler with the boys, having bonfires in our backyard, listening to the lawn mowers throughout the neighborhood, smelling the fresh cut grass, seeing the big beautiful leaves on the trees again, drinking iced tea, cooking out, swimming at our favorite lake, more trips to the parks, eating watermelon/cherries/blueberries, camping out in our backyard, and soaking up all of summer's wonderfulness (yes. that is a word).
Today we are back to our normal 55 degree April weather so I am attempting to catch up on the laundry and cleaning that I've been putting off in favor of play. But while I fold and sort and match I will be dreaming of the perfect summer day that starts with breakfast on our back patio, over looking our lush GREEN lawn, continues on to a long day of swimming and happy children, and ends with a cookout, a bonfire, and carrying heavy, warm, sleepy children up to bed. Ahhhh.
What is your perfect summer day?