Thank goodness for the nice weather staying around this year. It's helping to make up for those miserable months of June and July when things SHOULD have been nice. It's also making the end of the pregnancy a little easier because we can spend so much time just hanging out in the backyard. I grab a cushion and a magazine for me, and Delphinium puts on her pink crocs "all by her own" and we're all set.
There are just so many wonderful things you can do in a good backyard. I turn the hose on just a trickle, and she fills and refills the watering can. I'm sure some plants are getting far more than they would like while others go dry, but oh well. The slide also remains popular, and she is forever saying "watch me Mommy!" when she reaches the top of the ladder. Another favorite is her big Tonka truck. It gets pushed all over the place with much grunting because "it a big job for me." Last, is the sand box. For some reason she usually saves it for the end of her outside time. It's endless fun to dig holes, fill them in, dig more, and then bury things in them. Thus far we have remembered to keep the lid on when not in use, so the kitty hasn't been able to make any "donations." Soon, soon we'll be staring mournfully out at the rain, so it's good to get out now. Extra bonus? More time for more tomatoes!