What can I say? I’m a complete wimp when it comes to outings with my four children. Make that with my infant twins. The idea of messing with nap times and feeding schedules makes me break out in a sweat. I avoid packing the kids up as much as possible. So when Warren had the entire week off for Spring Break I planned to spend it at home.
But we made the best of it. There was plenty to do. And the weather was our friend.
Especially since the days looked like this:
And the evenings like this:
With the average temperature for the week being about 75 degrees F, we spent as much time as possible outside in our backyard.
Warren rode his bike, complete with the orange biking gloves (not pictured here) that his grandma knitted for him (thanks, Grandma Tuki!) and Maddie practiced moving around on the pedal-free bike that was once Warren’s training bike.
Morning snack was consumed either on the blanket:
Or while resting on the beach chairs:
We played around on the grass:
Which Jake and Joey discovered for the first time:
We did make it out of the house one afternoon. All the way around the corner to 7-11 to buy some slurpees:
Warren even mastered a new skill during the week. Climbing the wall:
Previous attempts had been aborted in fear of slipping his 59-lbs. body off the edge. He’s not the most agile boy around. But this time he did it. I’m proud of him for facing his fear and conquering it.
On Thursday, it was even warm enough to hit the sprinklers so we invited some friends to join us in the fun:
Friday we treated ourselves to one of my favorite burger joints, The Habit. My greatest weakness:
And ate dinner at the beach:
Despite not really going anywhere, we had a wonderful week. It was perfect and slow and relaxing, and I thoroughly enjoyed my children. One thing I was reminded: I really like Warren around. I miss having him here all day, every day. And though I love that he loves school, I’ll be sad to see him go back on Monday.