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Since We Don’t Have a Boat…

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Texas has received an enviable amount of rain these past however many looooong weeks. I’ve exhausted all the movie – watching I think we can handle, colored until my hands cramped and elbows ached, read books to the kids a hundred times over, and, well you get the idea.

The youngest three and I did get out a few weeks ago to the park for an unplanned adventure. But for the most part, we’ve been stuck indoors due to rain or playgrounds turned swamp grounds.

But after that last trek, I swore it would be the last of its kind. Well, I should know better than to swear off mud and rain puddles, or rain-made rivers and lakes, especially with a herd that’s 5/6 boys!

For the five year old, it only served to increase his appetite for frog catching. And the two beneath him, if they could talk, would have been equally as eager to get back and splash around in the rain water again.

So after school today, we all went to the park. The bigger four were frog catching while I tried, once again unsuccessfully, to keep the little two out of the water. It didn’t take long before I gave up and let them splash and run to their hearts’ content.

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This time I was at least prepared with extra diapers, a frog catching bucket, and no where to rush to!

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They have been happily playing with their new pets for the past few hours 🙂


Coloring

It’s been raining pretty much non stop for weeks now. I wish I could say the forecast foresees an end, but that is not the case. Don’t get me wrong, I’m loving the lush, brilliant colors brought out by all the rain. But it would also be nice to get out without either being poured on or stepping in water and mud puddles up to my knees.

So it seemed the perfect opportunity to pull out the coloring books for my daughter, my sister and myself. We enjoyed coloring in my daughter’s books for awhile before moving on to the “adult” coloring book.

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The beautiful pictures in this book are so intricate, coloring can only happen in either pieces or while little ones sleep.

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Two hours later, we finished our coloring and are now icing our elbows.