The boys and I were able to take advantage of this beautiful day by just hanging out at home together. I had some errands I would have liked to run, but a full day of imagination, play, and fun in the backyard was just too tempting. We filled the pool and the water table and the boys had a blast making up different games to play together. Caleb and I watched for the most part. (I did stick his feet in the pool, but it was pretty chilly so he wasn’t game for much more than that).
Elias and Simon made up a game called “ostrich shooter” in which they launched animals out of cups and tried to get them to land in the pool.
I loved watching them play. It may sound like a silly game, but it entertained them for quite awhile. Here you can see Elias’ ostrich on the edge of the frame and Simon’s polar bear just leaving his cup.
Caleb and I got splashed a bit, but he didn’t seem to mind.
After quiet time and some inside play, Daddy got home and I made dinner. Then we went back outside for more pool time, and we worked on transplanting some of the seeds the boys planted awhile back. Our corn and snap peas are doing pretty well. We put those in a raised bed on the side of the house. I let the boys help with the transplanting so hopefully they will make it!
We’ll see how all of this goes, but I am hopeful we’ll have vegetables at the end!
It was one of the best days we’ve had in a long time.