all about the backyard
i told my son how i couldn't wait to hang a clothes line so that he could find the joys of running through the sheets. he had no idea what i meant. and then i showed him how lovely it can be play in the wind and he and his sister had a BALL.
of course in my own mind i was wanting the clothes line for other reasons. to save energy, to give my children the experience of being with me as i do my "mommy work" outside, so they could help me fold and hang in the sunshine. it's all a part of bringing the lifestyle i want for us from my mind into a reality.
this is my favorite (above). i love how they are looking at each other and laughing so silly.
these outside day have a rhythm all their own. i find that we have little realms that get visited and revisited throughout the day. there's the picnic blanket with our snacks or lunch. there's the swings and slide. there's the rings which bb has just learned to hold, pull himself up and flip over on. there's the wagon filled with water for my girl to explore with her cups and watering cans. there's the garden and the sand. we flow from realm to realm enjoying each one for a time.
it's where i most love to be lately.