Tuesday, November 4, 2008

52 Blessings Project ~ Week 44

This Week I Am Grateful For~ A Backyard They Can Play In!

Wow! I had no idea what we were missing around here! We haven't had a backyard that the kids could play in by themselves for years and years!

Every morning when the lil ones wake up they have some breakfast and then the first thing they want to do is play in the back yard.
They climb on the swing set and they climb on the walls. They dig in the dirt and they pick the flowers. They play in the sprinklers and they play with the hose!
Bailey and Grace have made friends with a little girl who lives behind us. They climb up on the chiminea and she climbs onto the wall and they talk and talk all day long! They are delighted to have a new friend. I told them when I am not sick we need to have her over to play.

Today one of the great new finds in the back yard is that we have worms in the flower bed. The girls are so excited that they have "the most cutest little pet ever. Wormie" Nice! I reminded them that wormie would be broken hearted if he was brought into the house. He loves to be outside. ONLY outside! Hmm we'll see how that goes!

I have enjoyed sitting in the chair on the back patio and watch them play and listen to the laughs as they discovered new finds! It is delightful to enjoy a cooler evening in the back yard. Tony grilling on the BBQ and the lil ones tearing it up out there. I have loved having them occupied for a bit so I can get things done!

I had no idea what we were missing and I am loving having a back yard that is safe that they can play in and for that I am very grateful!


goingsome said...

Yes that is something to be grateful for. Isn't funny how we appreciate the little things? When we take a step back and see what have, all seems good. The little laughs and the good fortune are a blessing indeed.

Aprilyn said...

We love our backyard here. It IS a wonderful blessing! I'm so glad you have a good backyard and a new friend.

Amber said...

That is a huge blessing. Our backyard is FINALLY in a condition where I can just send the kids out to play. Only we don't live in sunny AZ so our play is later in the day vs. first thing in the morning. :-)


I love having a nice back yard! It is one of my sanity keepers. My kids love to find cool things too - the usual spiders and 6 inch praying mantises. Also turtles and frogs. I would love a simple worm! ;-) Tell the girls they help the flowers grow and maybe they will leave them there!

raising4boys said...

What a great blessing! So nice to be able to send them out to play. That is one thing we lack where we live now. Sometimes I wish we had an acre for my boys to explore in. But when it comes to yard work I would die with that much land.

Great blessing...especially if you have been sick. Get better soon :)

Kricket said...

I am so glad the kids have somewhere to occupy their time without destroying the house. :P I am so glad you are loving your new house. It sounds like such a blessing!

Crazymamaof6 said...

WHOOHOO for an awesome back yard and finally weather to use it. YAY!