What else should a mother of four do when then temperature soars to a whopping 45 degrees? Throw on the boots and coats and get outside! After lunch today that is just what we did.
This is the first time I have been outside alone with 4, fully mobile children. Last summer/fall Allie was still crawling, so she was pretty easy to contain. The kids are so good about staying with me (with a few dozen reminders) and I used the buddy system to hold hands.
At first we walked on the driveway…big fun when you are 2 1/2 and 1!
Allie is a officially a “hand me down” girl. She is sporting Cara’s coat from last year, Cara’s outfit from last year, and Cara’s boots from this year (Allie’s don’t fit anymore, and these are about 2 sizes too big!)
Next stop…THE FRONT OF THE HOUSE! It’s amazing how you can make the dullest things sound fantastically fun to toddlers!
By this point in their journey, they had realized that this house belonged to them, and the following argument ensued, “This is my house! No, it’s my house, not yours! Mommy, tell him it’s not his house!”
All smiles again sitting on the front stoop!
This one is destined to be a classic. I bought two frames a few weeks ago. One of them says “brothers” and the other “sisters,” these pictures will be perfect!
Making shadow monsters, or as Brady called them, “Shadow bad guys!”
After putting her hand in the snow, Cara announced, “Look mommy! A snowman on my finger!”
It was only a 40 minute adventure, but the fresh air and sunshine were just perfect!