We have been blessed with some GORGEOUS days here the last week of February and the first week of March. Granted, we have also gotten some major rains, but in between we have had touches of sunshine and warmth that makes me swing open wide the back door, pushing the kids out the door to play in the beautiful weather. Last Wednesday afternoon we played outside until Daddy got home, then instead of getting supper leftovers warmed up for our usual supper time, we decided to head to the playground instead until it just got too cool for comfort and our (read: my) tummies were screaming for grub.
Like any good mother, I took out my camera to capture some pictures of my kiddos during these days. I have been such a slacker in the photo op category lately, but hopefully that'll change once we can get outside more where the lighting is so good, making picture-taking much easier.
Here's Miss Nora.
Here's Mr. Liam. Can you just see the excitement in his body language and the side shot of his face. It's like he's screaming, "FREEDOM!!!!" "SHE FINALLY LET ME OUTSIDE!!!"
Stylish, as always.
So, we have this "hill" in our backyard. I use that term loosely, and really, I can't describe the angle of this "hill" so you'll just have to see it for yourself. But, anyway, it's great for entertaining the kids. Well, sort of. Nora is great at climbing up and down the hill. She'll walk around, perusing the yard, coming and going up and down as she wishes. Liam, however, has been able to climb UP the hill for a while now, but coming DOWN has been a different story.
His favorite thing to do is to climb up the hill with a ball or truck in hand, sit down in the grass, throw the ball or truck down the hill, watching it roll and tumble. Then, instead of climbing down the hill like any normal good little boy would do, he calls for MOMMA (pregnant momma) to go retrieve the ball, climb up the mountain herself to bring it to him, only to have him once again throw the ball or truck down the hill.
If I refused to go get the ball, he would just sit at the top of the hill along the fence line calling, "SHOOD YOU! SHOOD YOU!" (Liam for "Hold you. Hold you!")
Liam is now able to climb up and down the hill all. by. himself.
For the love of all things good, woman, please pick me up! And once you do, carry my thirty-something pound body down this monstrous hill. Would you!?
So, I guess you can tell what happened.
Once Daddy came home, we headed to the playground for a while. Liam was tuckered out from all of the up and down of the hill, so he got his Daddy to give him a ride.
I so look forward to the nights of spring we have coming soon. And just think, next Spring we'll have three of these little boogers to keep up with! Whew, I'm exhausted just thinking about it.