Tag Archives: playing outside

Starting Summer

21 May

Even though summer isn’t officially underway yet, it has definitely begun at the Watkins’ house!  We have had some cool days this spring, but it got into the high 80’s today, so we had to bring out the new slip-n-slide that Charlie and Maddie’s Gramma brought them yesterday.

I went down a few times as well, but no pictures of that, praise the Lord!

Psalm 118:24 – “This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.”

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Jumping in the Leaves

5 Nov

It’s turning cooler, the days are shorter, and honestly my first instinct is to hibernate in the house!  However, with 2 kids, I just can’t do that.  They need to be outside, even if it is cool.  They need to run and play and breathe in the fresh air, and I do, too.  Some days, like today, I have to make us go outside, and I am always glad when I do.

We went out today, raked up a pile of leaves, and destroyed it!  Then we did it again and again.  I will probably be sore tomorrow from all of the raking, but it will definitely be worth it.

This is my favorite picture from the day:

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Isn’t that deep belly laugh just the best?

 

Our Day in Black and White

8 Mar

What a gorgeous day it has been here today!  We have had a great day and I thought I would share it with you through some pics I took today.

 

Maddie and Charlie have to have a cup of juice first thing in the morning.

Maddie and Charlie have to have a cup of juice first thing in the morning.

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Maddie’s new sunglasses.

 

 

Maddie playing Diva first thing in the morning.

Maddie playing Diva first thing in the morning.

 

Charlie loves to get in my and Jason's bed and play on the Kindle or watch cartoons in the morning.

Charlie loves to get in my and Jason’s bed and play on the Kindle or watch cartoons in the morning.

Are those eyes amazing or what?  Pancakes and bananas for breakfast.

Are those eyes amazing or what? Pancakes and bananas for breakfast.

Madster warming up in front of the fire.  I am so glad we can enjoy relaxing mornings around the house!

Madster warming up in front of the fire. I am so glad we can enjoy relaxing mornings around the house!

Ready for storytime!

Ready for storytime!

Charlie discovered Candy Sticks today.  When I was little, they were called Candy Cigarettes and had a red tip on the end. What were people thinking?

Charlie discovered Candy Sticks today. When I was little, they were called Candy Cigarettes and had a red tip on the end. What were people thinking?

Playing in a pile of blankets while I made the bed.

Playing in a pile of blankets while I made the bed.

After spending some time with Mama today, we came home and enjoyed some time outside.  Maddie and I planted some broccoli and carrots while Charlie and Noah played in the sandbox.

After spending some time with Mama today, we came home and enjoyed some time outside. Maddie and I planted some broccoli and carrots while Charlie and Noah played in the sandbox.

I am trying to grow carrots in pots this year.  I'll let you know how they turn out!

I am trying to grow carrots in pots this year. I’ll let you know how they turn out!

We picked some buttercups.  Paired with rosemary, they really brighten up my kitchen.

We picked some buttercups. Paired with rosemary, they really brighten up my kitchen.

Maddie was so happy to be outside!

Maddie was so happy to be outside!

Pillow fight with Noah!

Pillow fight with Noah!

Spaghetti face

Spaghetti face

 

Good day!  I am exhausted!