photo taken in Loveland, Colorado
Our kids (plus our overnight guest) woke up this morning ready to hit the ground running. While they played, I made some homemade whole wheat waffles which everyone scarfed down quickly. After all the kids (and us) were dressed and ready, we went to Martin Nature Center for some outdoor fun. Even though the wind was out in full force, it had a coolness to it that was definitely welcome. As we walked through the tree lined paths there was a constant roar of leaves rustling. It was actually quite peaceful. We stopped at the bridge and watched turtles, geese and fish all swimming through the muddy water below. At one point a very large snapping turtle poked his head up as if to say hello. There were even baby goslings swimming near their parents which the kids all loved.
Eventually, we had to head back to our house to meet up with our overnight guest's parents. After she left, we ate some lunch then had a little quiet time. The girls had stayed up until 11:00 the night before (lots of giggling and talking!), so they were tired. While Lucas napped, they played quietly in their room. During our down time, I was able to get in a little work time on my flowerbed which was needed! How do weeds and grass so sneakily appear?!
Our first full day of summer ended with a little dinner and swimming at our friends' house. The water was pretty chilly, and I couldn't bring myself to get in. But the kids jumped right in, and Mike joined them too. He was brave, where I have issues jumping into a cold pool (I'm definitely a wade in slowly, not jump in quickly kind of girl!). After a warm bath back at home, our kids crashed hard tonight, exhausted from the fullness of the day.
How did you spend your Saturday?