Monday, February 17, 2014

Time for a break

  We have been cooped up in the house forever it seem's like, the weather has just been horrible. I had been watching the weather and waiting on a nice day when Rebel wasn't in school to take them out. Today was that day, I promised them we would go outside and play for awhile yesterday. Little did the kid's know I was planning to take them to the park here in town. It was overcast, and there wasn't a bit of sun shining through. We even had a little drizzle occasionally.

But we didn't let that ruin our fun!
Rebel, Me, And Ryder
   It was a BLAST! The kid's had a great time and so did I, The original plan to go to the park next to the highway was ditched. One of the reason's was because it was right next to the highway and the second is because it sucked. The only thing there was a swing-set and a small slide. Nothing to really play on for Ryder.  We decided to drive around and find a different park, Rebel was so glad we did. Turn's out one of her friend's from school was there.

Rebel and Skylar
    Rebel got out of the truck and when she seen her friend, her face lit up like Las Vegas in the middle of the night, she was so happy to see one of her classmates. I was happy too, Rebel acted like she didn't really have any friend's in school. I got to meet Skylar's aunt, to begin with I was a little apprehensive about talking to her, because of all the horror stories I've read about from other S.A.H.D's. But she turned out to be a really nice lady. From what she told me Skylar said that her and Rebel are best friend's.

They ran

They played
And played some more
 Ryder had a great time too, he was climbing all over everything. And running all over the place. His favorite had to of been the horse, Rebel really enjoyed it too.

or as he called it HORSEYYY!!!!                         Rebel even had a great time on the horse.
  They were both all over the place, but after being cooped up in the house I'm really not surprised. 

I tried to get them to pose in the tunnel,
but Ryder wasn't interested in that nonsense.
 He had way too much to do
And Sliding
The Teeter-Totter 

 After all the running around, climbing, swinging, jumping, and playing we went to have some lunch at Sonic. They had a playground too. *Insert evil grin here*  I was really looking to get them tired out, it seemed to work too. Ryder was in my lap falling asleep just a little bit ago, but he has caught his second wind and is now running around terrorizing his sister. 

Some of the great moments at sonic

Rebel coming up the "hot-dog" ladder
Big steps
Climbing the wall
One small step for girl's.
One giant leap for girl kind.

I've heard and seen people complain about being the stay at home parent. Having to be a childcare provider, chef, dietitian, baker, dishwasher, laundress, seamstress, event coordinator, chauffeur, nurse/doctor, psychologist, diplomat, peacemaker, disciplinarian, accountant, painter, decorator, and gardener. And the list goes on. In 2010 a blog was posted on, This blog say's a Stay at Home Mom is supposed to make $117,856.00.

Today my payment for everything I've done isn't cash, or direct deposit. It was the smiles on our children's face's Spending time with them. And enjoying a wonderful day.

Me and Rebel
Me and Ryder

These moment's right here, are worth more than any amount of money.

And to finish off an amazing day out with the kid's, we went by Mommy's work and seen her before 
we went home. The only thing that could have made today better is if Mommy could have been with us.

Awesome Anna
    We had a awesome day together, everyone came home smiling from ear to ear. And I could tell the kid's and I got rid of  the bah humbug's we had from being cooped up inside for so long. Ryder wasn't home for more than a hour before he climbed up in my lap and started falling asleep. Then after he got his second wind. Him and his sister were playing together like they used to, having fun and not fighting with each other. 

  If the kid's are arguing, and plotting together to drive you crazy...

Take a break!