This LOVEly and FREE print out made my heart happy.
You can find it here at http://lilluna.com/create-your-own-sunshine-print/
must admit that I'll stick with Jack's artwork...
This pic/story Jack made in Kindergarten is one of my all time favorites.
"We like to/ I like to play in the barn on a rainy day"
Living in the country is awesome.
But it can also be a bit isolated with large distances between houses. It's not at all like the suburbs where kids can just walk outside and find a friend to play with...
We are blessed not only to have lovely neighbors, but also, the bestest
clients friends who train with us. Most afternoons my kids are cavorting outside or yammering to whoever's in the barn aisle. They're even known to follow along through the fields on foot, talking nonstop, as riders cool out their horses after a lesson.
But when we have no visitors and the barn's quiet, they make up their own games!
"Hanging out" takes on a whole new meaning here.
As does hiking up hills... (of hay!)
And play simple games...
Maybe they're just simple minded?!
Tho we have no city sidewalks,
chalk drawings are plentiful in the barn aisle (clients often contribute).
As are bikes n rollerblades!
There are no nearby gymnastics centers
Instead they use their beds!
They've had to learn to play together;
So they swing
So they swing
and take turns sharing interests; be they scooters or babydolls!
"Rock wall climbing" occurs on the strong horse ties hanging down the barn wall... Volleyball and soccer are popular in the barn too. A while ago they made up armbands and tickets for mommy n daddy to come watch their game. We were encouraged to bring our lawn chairs (usually toted to horse shows) and CASH.
Jack shook his money box and rang the bell to signal game start, time outs etc.
Simple fun for us all on that grey, drizzly day!
they're we're not suffering in isolation after all!
Here's another fabulous freebie from http://lilluna.com/create-your-own-sunshine-print/
Hope you enjoy either sunshine or some rain play today.
* friends, I'm posting some OLD drafted posts to keep the pics n memories alive. We recently had a hard drive crash n lose pics (yes, again. I'm awful about backing up pics) so I value this blog even more as our family scrapbook.