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!