This weekend was for sure not without the struggles we face every weekend where the days seem long and we are tying to figure out what to do and get the kids to go outside and all they want to do is TV or X-box and we all get snappy and grumpy at each other. We did though end up having a pretty good weekend and having a blast! Saturday we spent the morning helping our town with a City Clean up day. We walked along the river and picked up trash. It was a beautiful morning to be outside, but the amount of trash along the river and in it is disheartening and I really wish people would take better care of our earth. When our resources or gone, so are we! The kids did a play X-box some but We managed to get them to go outside and enjoy the sun. Since the sun was shining and so they then think it is just sooo hot and they need a pool, I made a compromise and bought a slip n slide for them to play on instead.
Sunday was the day things seem to go down hill and everyone was just tired and cranky. It end up being a pretty good day once we got outside and enjoyed nature together. The day started out with the kids waking up early and watching TV all morning, this never seems to be a good idea. So when the neighbor kid came over in the afternoon and wanted to play X-box and we said they needed to play outside. This created a spat between him our oldest son and sent him into a horrible mood. Di spite all the grumbling about it, we loaded up the bikes and drove to a beautiful spot not far from our house where we have never been as a family but where husband bikes. We rode bikes on the dirt roads and through the creek and played and splashed in the creek, which my youngest the little water baby thought was just great! He unfortunately took a little spill on our way back to SUV so this wasn't a good way to end the trip. Thankfully thought the crash was not as bad as it looked and he was able to limp away with only some scrapes and bruises on his knee and hands. This was not a good way to end the adventure but we still had a blast and the mountains/hills and creek where so so beautiful and green this time of year.
Riding through the creek
Of Course we had to play in it too
and Lots of just enjoying the beauty of nature
Our Earth such a beautiful place and inside of us it creates beautiful feelings, if you feel down a little fresh air and the beauty of nature can do so much for your soul. Most importantly though if you are feeling down remember there is only one you and that is amazing and that is why you are so loved.
on my Facebook page I have set up donation to The Ocean Cleanup. Keeping our water clean is a good place to start to protect our Earth.