Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Backyard Adventures

One of the elements that has come with our new house in Texas is a backyard. Yes, we had a backyard in Colorado, however, it was a mother's nightmare. It needed a ton of landscaping and there were hazards everywhere. Little One didn't even know we had a backyard. I did my best to keep it out of sight and out of mind.

Our backyard here is perfect! Every morning Little One heads for the back door and hangs on the door knob and lifts the blinds so he can see out. "Side!" (and if I don't give in it becomes "SIIIDE" with a whine right in the middle. We are working on that! :)

Well, yesterday I opened the door to let him go, and it started to rain. It was unlike any Colorado rain I had seen... it was warm and muggy outside. The sprinkles started. Little one went right out and stood there. Then, rain came down in sheets. He loved it! Standing turned to jumping and dancing. After many calls from the house were ignored and a flash of lightning - I had to intervene and run out there to bring him in. I should have joined in on the fun from the beginning - I was just as wet as he was.

Everyday since we have spent lots of time out there. So much to explore! One of the things I need to do this weekend is head to Wal-Mart and pick up some outside toys. I have more pictures to share - but am having trouble uploading --- I'll share more soon!


Mom2Drew said...

OOOOO, I'm SO excited you've got a blog friend! I love communicating this way and we JUST thinking of you today. You can be sure I'll be checking daily;)

Heather in case you didn't figure out my addy.

Stephanie said...

I LOVE your blog page! I love the picture of you and little one! SO CUTE! And, I love that he could play outside in the middle of January! WOO HOO!! I sure do love you friend and think that your page is super fun! I can't wait to get more pictures from you...could you take a picture of your house and post it or is that too dangerous because then all the creeps in the world will know what your house looks like?
Love you

Susan said...

Oh how fun, looks like LittleOne is having a blast! Warm and muggy, sounds dreamy to me right now.

carrie said...

So glad you've joined the fun, R!

I look forward to keeping in touch with you this way. It was good to chat earlier this week!

Anonymous said...

Looks great: ) Congratulations on getting it setup by yourself. I'm thrilled that we can keep up with you this way. Love the photos, and love you.


thehomespunheart said...

How fun - thanks for sharing the updates and photos! I'm so glad your new home is working out well!