Life14 Feb 2011 08:48 pm

It was a blustery, rainy day but I decided to layer Leah up and venture into the great outdoors. Leah has been spending most of her days totally indoors as the weather hasn’t been that pleasant and I’m not as motivated to go outside as when I look after multiple children with energy that seems to multiply when they are together. I think she has been feeling a little cooped up even though we have been out of the house a lot, it is not the same as running around outside.

I asked Morgan to buy me some primroses instead of a bouquet as our garden looks so drab and they will last longer (though I’m not opposed to cut flowers every once in awhile). Leah helped me dig the holes with her shovel.
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Our front walkway looks so much cheerier now. The tulip bulbs are starting to pop up but it will be a little while before they produce some flowers.

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Then it was off to the park on the way to Grandma and Granddad’s to drop off a Valentine’s Day card. Leah enjoyed the puddle jumping and scaring the ducks so they would fly into the water along the way.

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Leah’s walking got a little sluggish on the way back so I would encourage her to run ahead to jump in the puddles or the hide behind a tree. Hiding behind a tree means running up to a tree and hiding your eyes thinking that if I can’t see you, you can’t see me. It is pretty cute. I ask, “where is Leah?” and she always responds with, “here I am… over here” until you find her. In the second picture, I asked her to hug the tree. After that, she wanted to hug all the trees we walked by. When we were walking along the road, she wanted to hug the light posts as well. So much for her environmental side.

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I’m treasuring this one on one time with her as I know it won’t be as easy in a few weeks to brave the cold outdoors on a whim.

One Response to “Playing Outside”

  1. on 16 Feb 2011 at 11:19 am katherine

    You are so creative with getting Leah to speed up! I’ll have to steal some of your ideas when the time comes for Rebekah to get a move on!

    PS – We didn’t make it to Mom’s Connect today either. Apparently Rebekah really needed to sleep b/c she was out cold most of the morning.

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