Seattle feels very behind on the sunny spring time table. It is our 3rd year here but this winter has been the longest/coldest/wettest one yet.
Yesterday afternoon was the first time that the sun was shining, the wind was taking a break, and the temperature was agreeable.
We walked the dog to the nearby elementary school and tied her too the fence while the kiddos ran around.
I’m SO glad we went, because both of the boys had a wonderful time. Mr. 3 was fascinated with the older children who showed up later and made me worry I might get in trouble for bringing the dog. He watched them climb and run around, and he followed them around the playground a bit. They were nice and said hello to him.
The 1 year old is not walking yet, but he can take a few steps while holding my hands. We went over and around the playground 3 times like that, went down the big slide together and followed his brother around. He was laughing the whole time. I think he really gained some confidence in the walkin and standing department!
The boys wanted to stay outside a little longer so we played in the backyard.
Then 3 wanted to play the “crazy running around game” which I think he must have invented on the spot.
“How do you play?”
“You run around like THIS and then you fall down and then get back up and run around” ( he explains while running and falling down).
I loved loved loved seeing how the good weather made these boys so adventurous and cheerful and I really hope we get more weather like it soon.