Enjoying the Great Outdoors

My kids play outside.

A lot.

They typically spend at least 4-5 hours a day outdoors, doing whatever their little hearts desire.

The last few weeks have been perfect for outdoor play so we’ve taken full advantage of it.

I’ve been striving to get our school work done before lunch and spending the rest of the day outdoors.

We’ve even packed up and taken our books outside several times. (Is it just me or are the kids more distracted when they do work INSIDE than when we take it outdoors to study? You’d think it would be the other way around…)

This week was full of outdoor fun for our family.

One of the girls’ favorite things to do in the evenings is ride their bikes.

We live on a busy road, so we do have to sit outside with them anytime they are riding on the road. Thankfully, our neighbors will take turns with us, sitting by the road, watching for cars. But most nights we are all hanging out by the road, enjoying the evening while the kids ride.

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The girls have been working on a new “club house” in the trees this week. They have “clubs” all over our 5 acres, some are actual buildings but most are just little areas that they like to hang out in until they find a new “cool spot.”

The girls pick up any “treasures” they find in the field or along the roads near our house and they bring them all to their club.

They even stripped an old recliner we had sitting in our trash pile and used the foam cushions in their fort.

The dogs sure do appreciate it, though!

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Emersyn is super proud of the ball she found, buried in the dirt.

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From the outside looking in, you can’t even tell how much fun awaits inside!

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What better way to finish off the week than with a bonfire?
We spent Friday evening  huddled around the bonfire, laughing and telling stories, while roasting hotdogs and marshmallows with both sets of grandparents.

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I swear, this kid does wear pants.

I’m just not sure exactly when.

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Natali and Grandma Jordon

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Emersyn knows just how I like my marshmallows.

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Look! 3 pigs in a blanket!

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It’s safe to say that my family is ready for warm weather, late nights and relaxation!

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