While so many across the country have been getting ridiculous amounts of snow and cold weather, we are getting an unprecedented amount of sunshine here in Oregon. I am most definitely not complaining!
I try to take the babies for walks almost every day. They love to be outside! We have two parks within walking distance from our house. One has baby swings which they love to do, but doesn't have as safe of an area for them to run around. The first time we went to that park, Rylee got her first playground injury by falling and smacking her forehead on one of the metal structures. She had a bruise for over a week! The other park has an incredible playground, but has no swings. However, it does have a large grassy area that I like to go to so the babies can run around freely. They enjoy checking out the leaves and pulling on the grass. They also love putting everything in their mouths, so I do a lot of scooping dirt, grass, and leaves out of their mouths too. Just building up their immunity, right?
Yesterday I attempted taking them outside and doing some weeding. The majority of the time was spent redirecting them, pulling plants and dirt out of their mouths, and catching them before they tripped over things. They are pretty decent walkers now, but not so much when the ground is uneven. I caught Ayden LICKING and trying to eat the hubcap on my car! Ewwwww. Our time outside came to a quick end when Rylee tripped and fell on the concrete. She was okay and her hands weren't even scraped up a little bit, but she was not a happy camper! When she continued to be cranky, I called it a day and we went back inside for a snack and afternoon naps. Not a lot of weeding was accomplished, but they got to play in the dirt for their first time ever.
We are supposed to continue getting this gorgeous weather through Monday, so we are going to continue taking advantage of these nice days before the spring rain hits us.