I tried to take advantage of the little bit of sunshine we’ve had in the past couple of days. It was so nice to get outside. Yesterday, I spent an hour or so finishing up the pruning of our hydrangeas. It’s so late to be doing that, but I just haven’t had another chance. While I pruned, Simon dug around in the dirt and Caleb napped.
Actually, it’s been so long since we’ve played in the backyard I think Simon forgot how. When I first made him come outside with me he wanted to go in the front. When I wouldn’t let him he threw a twenty minute tantrum in which he cried and banged on the sliding glass door and said he wanted to go inside. I pretty much ignored him and kept to my pruning. Then, I noticed that I didn’t hear him anymore and looked up to see that he was digging around in the dirt. He played happily digging and investigating and just being a little boy outside for about 45 minutes before Caleb woke up and I had to make him come inside. I’m so glad we’ll be getting outside more often (hopefully) these days.
Then today Caleb was napping again, and I took the boys out front to play with chalk. They were so happy playing and making chalk pictures together.
I weeded a bit in the front and drew chalk pictures with them for awhile as well.
This evening Elias went to kick off spring break with a sleepover at Ama and Baba’s house. Nathan took Simon on a Daddy-son date to the movie theater to see Zootopia. So it was just me and baby Caleb spending a few hours together. After we were both fed I plopped him in the ergo and decided to get some more sun.
It was great to get some fresh air and walk around the neighborhood for an hour or so. It was Caleb’s first time wearing a sun hat. He just looked around happily for the entire walk. Winter babies experience the wonder of spring even more since they have been inside most of their lives!