Last week was spring break for the kids. I thrive during weeks that we get to bust out of our daily routines, take a break from dropping off and picking up, appointments, etc and just have fun together as a family. My favorite days are when we can just leave in the morning and don't have anywhere we have to be at any certain time. We can just play. So that's what we did.
We spent time at parks, swimming, a hike, a lake, the movies, Skate City, indoor play areas, picnics, a piano recital, a new mall, and more parks. We also got to have slow moving, no stress mornings which were awesome!
One day, the five of us drove up to Carter Lake to eat lunch and hike. I couldn't believe how well the kids did. Smith sat down and gave up in the first minute and we thought we were doomed, so Zack carried him for a bit. And then he just snapped out of it and went for it the rest of the time. It was amazing to see Emmy, too, just going for it. She was a trooper and made it the whole way, no problem. Priceless family time for sure.
It was so beautiful outside!
I have to say, Emmy was really a star this day. She climbed a pretty tough one and made it up after she had already reached the top another time. She was really scared to come down though, which was a little rough. It took her forever to come back down bc she was so scared the rope wouldn't hold her. Cutie pie.
Here's two of my "tough guys!"
We all got a ton of exercise and so we rewarded ourselves afterwards by going to the cheap theater to see Paddington Bear. We all liked it.
This was Zane before he got the trainer to help (which really didn't help much). He could NOT find a balance. LOL. And its super short bc as I was filming, Smith wiped out. Oops.We went to a few different parks during the week. The weather was perfect.