It was a cold and rainy start to our week which meant more indoor time than usual. The kids have been having a lot of fun making up different games using jump ropes, bean bags and pinky balls. Of course, Kenna needs to join in too. With May Day coming up soon, we have been singing May songs and skipping around the house with silks in hand. MaKenna LOVES it as I knew she would. She definitely enjoys the more traditional circle time activities and it has been a lot of fun doing them with her.
The boys became preoccupied with building a fort in the backyard one afternoon. They spent about 3 hours working on it-adding a brick paver patio, nails to hang shoes and coats and soft "carpet" for sitting on. It was great watching them playing so long together peacefully and cooperatively. And they were really, really proud of it in the end. I tried to let them have free range with any materials they wanted and I think that helped with the excitement. They also have been digging a very large hole near the swingset. Jacob told me they were going to dig to the middle of the earth and then hang there on a rope! When Peter saw what they were doing, he looked at me and said "you are just going to let them dig a hole in the yard?" Um, yeah, pretty much!
Yesterday we had an opportunity to go to a friend of a friend's farm. It was such an amazing day! Not only was the family really, really sweet, but the farm was just beautiful and all of us were wishing we could stay forever. We didn't even make it out of the driveway before Jacob asked when we were coming back. And then there were plans being made to move into the country and have goats, cows, horses, chickens and bees (mama said bunnies too). I have been planting the "farm" seed for a while hoping one day they would be open to it (there is fear that they wouldn't have anyone to play with), but after this visit, they were really excited. Yay! It is definitely a dream of ours that we hope to make a reality within the next few years.
And now, the big boys and Daddy are away camping for the weekend and it is just the two littles and I. It always feels strange when some of us are missing. At first Parker seemed a bit lost, but after 10 minutes he said it was going to be fun without the big brothers. I think we will definitely have a fun weekend!