Thursday, August 25, 2011

Our Boys + OUTSIDE= HAPPY!

It seems like no matter what time of the day, how we are feeling, or what we're doing...my boys ALWAYS want to be outside. And you've heard me complain about this ridiculous heat here lately ( 100 + temps) but we still end up OUTSIDE!

The other day, the boys and I went for a run, I pushed Justin and Jacob rode his bike at NOON...which means it was probably already 100 degrees out there and they did NOT complain...not even once! I am so proud that they are active and like to play and get sweaty!




Most days, if I'm inside cooking breakfast, lunch or dinner...I am watching my boys outside! Last night, Brandon and I cooked dinner and they boys played outside for probably THREE hours and then they were both mad when we made them come in and get ready for dinner! Ha! I love letting them play by themselves, but most of the time I have to be RIGHT THERE because Justin will try to eat bugs, sit in a mud hole or they'll work together at plotting something to do that they're NOT suppose to! Yea, they work together if it means coming up with something that'll get them into trouble :)


Sometimes I complain about having to go out there and sweat right along with them, but the truth is that I'm happy they love being outside SO much! I love that they enjoy all of the things it has to offer and hopefully they'll enjoy being outside with their Daddy and I for years to come!

Their new adventure they'd like to take is tent camping. Jacob has a tent that sleeps 10 and we've never used it, other than in our living room! Ha! So, I guess when things COOL OFF(like months from now!), we will have to take them! Not sure where to go and also not sure if I'll be able to rough it like that, but I'm for the challenge...I think??!





8 comments:

M.O.T.B said...

You are meant to be a Boy Mom that is for sure. I hate it outside when it is hot!!!! I wish I was more like you!

April Westerhold said...

I used to camp in the backyard when I was little. I still remember it. It is so hot here, too. I mean heat warning hot still. Everyday. We usually let the kids go out around 5 or so when we are cooking dinner and then again after dinner. Kanin's school didn't even have outdoor recess yesterday because it was too hot.

Hattie said...

Love these pics! I can only get the boys out for a few minutes, but then they'll come in complaining about the heat. I guess I can't blame them!!! I'm a a/c kinda girl!!! So definitely kudos to you on loving the outdoors.

An Irish Italian Blessing said...

Eat bugs? They're just appetizers before dinner Mom!

Mama Hen said...

We love being outside also. I think as your boys get older you will really love the fact that they like being outside so much. You won't have to worry so much about them being stuck on a computer or wanting to be couch potatoes. You are a magnificent mommy and your boys are reflecting your wonderful love for life and staying active. That is pretty hot there! We had a few weeks like that and I wanted to stay cool! I hope you are well! Have a great weekend!

Mama Hen

Amy said...

Camping is always a favorite activity for us! Mine want to be outside, too, but it's honestly just too hot! Can't wait for cooler weather.

TV's Take said...

that's so great they play so well outside! I love being outside but not when it's 100+ - your much more brave than me!

Lisa said...

camping is awesome! However you are right to wait until it cools off a lot! I mean will we ever seen rain and green grass again?! haha