Tuesday, July 7, 2015


A couple of weekends ago Aaron was reffing basketball and it was a beautiful 70 degree day.  I loaded up the kids' bikes and went to one of our favorite spots - Grimes Farm. 
 It was picturesque.  I think that as Midwesterners we get stuck in the middle of winter where everything looks bleak and bare and we think it will never end.  Then, like magic, Mother Nature waves her wand and gives us gorgeous blues and greens and puffy white clouds. 
 The kids rode their bikes and I walked as fast as I could to keep up, while also hauling a backpack with water and my camera. 

 We had gotten rain the night before, so the kids had to make sure that they rode through all of the puddles that they could. 
 I don't know the exact distance that we went, but I think it was about 2.5-3 miles, which isn't too shabby. 
 I know "they" say that kids don't play outside enough and that they spend too much time with electronics.  Not my kiddos.  They want to be outside from the moment they get up and we have to drag them inside at the end of the day. 
 To be honest, I am kind of a stickler about electronics.  I think about how much my siblings and neighbors and I played outside and played hard all the time.  That's how I want my kids to grow-up. 
 I feel like the summer is flying by and we haven't really done much yet!  It's after the 4th of July and I feel like we've played a whole bunch of ballgames and that's it. 
 So, here's to soaking in all the summer we can.  Bike rides, walks, trampoline jumping, ball playing and more. 
 And bug finding.  That's what they were doing here.  Fascinated. 

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