Saturday, April 16, 2011

Can You Come Outside to Play? Halftime

Well, somehow the first half of April has slipped by in the blink of an eye.  For the most part we have been very lucky to be blessed with fabulous weather for outside play.  Here are some things we did outside during the first half of April.

Cleaned up the yard

Played on the swingset

Went on walks on the road by our house and on the bike path in town

Played in the sandbox, even digging a 'pond' for the rain to fill (they were disappointed that it didn't work)

Rode bikes and big wheels

Built a fort

Played at the park

Baseball practice 

Played catch with Dad

Set up a refreshment stand at an auction

Planted potatoes

Tried to fly a kite (I bought this kite at a garage sale a year of two ago.  We have never been able to get it in the air.  I think it has some sort of defect in its design.)

Made 'kites' with plastic grocery sacks and twine and flew them

Climbed on the hay in Grandpa's barn

Grilled out and picnicked with family

Helped to feed the cows

Hmmm...  I'm sure I'm forgetting something, but that's most of it.  The weather has taken a turn for the worse lately.  We have gone from 90 degrees early this week to 40 with wind and rain over the last couple of days.  We did not make it out yesterday.  We had rain and wind all day and the temps never got above 45.  The rain looks like it has moved on for now.  It is still windy and cold, but we will try to get out for a bit later this morning or this afternoon.  The natives have cabin fever and will benefit from a short time outside to run the stink off.


  1. Hi Stacey, Nice you're getting some great things done. Wow you even put in potatoes!
    Here in Saskatchewan, Canada it's been between -2 and 4 degrees out for the past few days, and it's been snowing off and on since Friday evening - I'm abit envious for your warmer temperatures. But our spring will come soon, and we have been outside every day so that's a cause for celebration.
    Happy weekend!

  2. Thanks for sharing on our blog! Sounds like lots of fun!