After a long hard winter we are all ready for a little warmer weather and some outside time. Eli and Ava are finding lots of good use for the rain boots that were supposed to be saved for Easter basket surprises. We went ahead and gave them the boots during the last snow storm so that their feet would stay dry. Now with the warmer weather the boots are perfect for puddle splashing and tromping through the mud at the farm.
Both kids love to visit the farm even if it's just for a few minutes. I snapped these pictures with my cell phone a couple weeks ago when we stopped by for a few minutes to do a thing or two. Eli was all excited to throw rocks in the pond. Fortunately, I had some plastic baggies in the car still from snacks that we took along with us somewhere. Those baggies were perfect for the kids to fill with rocks near the driveway and then we carried them up to the pond. The driveway is more a dirt path, but there are a couple rocks that worked their way to the surface. There are not rocks near the pond for some reason so we have to bring rocks up an enormous hill to the pond.
After the 3rd trip up and down the very steep hill I declared that I wasn't carrying anyone and they had to get up and down themselves. They figured it out in record time. Eli was much faster than Ava but Baby Girl held her own.
Getting down was a little more of a process... It took some creative scooting but they both made it without much help. Eli, of course, was also pretending to be a Ninja Turtle while going down. You can clearly hear him say "cowabunga dudes" around the 55 second mark.