Being outside with my kids has been something that I have had to learn to love. I don't mind the tan, but I can do without bugs, dirt, and the smell of sweaty kids. Something changed in me when I was pregnant with Sabrina, and started staying home in May of last year. There was something about the sunshine that helped me make it through those long days of being pregnant, and overdue.
So, Friday the sun was shining, and we made plans to play all afternoon and into the evening outside. It turned out that plan was even more awesome, because the rain came Saturday and stayed...keeping us inside for the rest of the weekend.
The kids are always begging to play car wash. So, I let them wash my car, bikes, and any toy they could find in the garage. They were happy little helpers until they heard the ice cream truck coming, and quickly were robbing their money stash to buy something. Nothing is cuter than watching Devin get on his little scooter with his wallet under the seat to chase down the ice cream truck. He was so proud to pay the lady, and didn't want any help.
I couldn't help but stop working in the yard when I saw my babies all sitting on the grass eating ice cream. It is these moments I want to remember forever. It has taken a long time for me to adjust to having 3 kids, and 2 babies close in age...but it is finally starting to feel normal. I feel lucky that this is the life that I get to have.