What a crazy weather change we have had! It's not cold, but rainy, oh yes. In a matter of days it has gone from summer time, no clothes, river, too hot to sleep, etc to "what the heck do I do with two crazy boys all day inside!!!"
And then my inner Katie kicks in and says..."Why are you inside, silly, OUTSIDE!!! Get them OUTSIDE!!! Grab snacks, just GO!!!"
So we do.
Even amidst better judgement, looming crazy downpours on the radar of our weather geekdom website, and the boys literally at each others throats...(which is the main reason to get them OUTSIDE!!! right?)
And fun we had.
No fish caught.
Lots of bananas, veggie chips, and chocolate chip cookies consumed, and very wet bodies at the end, but totally worth it. To be totally honest we were probably only down there for an hour and a half, and the kids were not exactly totally into it all. But, I KNOW it was good for them and us to get out of the house! Forrest even managed to spool out his own plug in the water under his fish guru father's watchful eye...all by himself.
|Chocolate chip cookie face|
|Proud of his fishing pole, waiting for those steelhead!|
|Water blot and all, a fishy family|
|Wet hike back up|
I plan to make a Michael's trip to restock our craft supply....but with boys, or at least my two boys this only lasts so long. It makes a huge mess which I'm willing to make, but for 20 minutes, tops? Other rainy ideas we already have are mid day baths...this can take hours of time :-) Big floor puzzles, I only have one but more might come in handy. Baking adventures... Forts....etc. But what about fun games? And I think I want to hit post Halloween costume sales as the kids LOVE to dress up these days. We have movies, I just really try to limit them with Forrest as he's always a bit nuts afterwards. He earns them, but I feel those are parental freebies.