Ryan + I have enjoyed working on our home inside or outside for as long as I can remember. Now that we have a yard the work outside is more substantial, we have tried to make what could be a chore, time for our family to spend together while having some fun. From picking up sticks + pinecones to cutting the grass- it is a genually family affair! The best is the goofy / cute things that happen when toddles + kik tag along (sometimes they are napping). Our oldest loves to ride on the lawn mower with Ryan + this is a hobby of hers that is constantly evolving. Initially she would not touch the thing or come near it- on or off! Once she saw me ride it- she was all over it! I really need to get her a pair of earmuffs I think. Update: I found some here!
Now as a full-fledged toddles (our pet name for her being a toddler- which also adequately refelcts on her personality) likes to wear a wide brimmed sun hat while riding + even has her own work gloves for picking up all the prickly pinecones. She is always the first to call for a Gatorade break too at the first bead of sweat! She’s keeping us hydrated so we usually enjoy a good laugh when the call comes.
Our youngest still gets a pass + typically sits in the wagon snacking, but she will be ready to tag along once she decides to start walking!
We have only been in our home for about 3/4 of a year + have made many memories in our yard together- I look forward to sharing many more to come