Go go outside
We've had a whirlwind 2 weeks since the wedding! We've been on an endless cycle of working and studying that won't end until my semester is done and Jesse takes the bar and we move. Oof!
In the downtime we do have, the kids have been running amuck outside. And by amuck, I mean A MUCK.
I say this because Miriam has discoverd mud, and we have discovered that she will get a lot of baths this summer:
Nikolai is less prone to muck, though he does enjoy being outside.
Many of the days recently have been in the upper 80s (well hello, early summer!) so we've spent some time using the kiddie pool. Both kids are big fans.
Also, in the photo above I noticed that the angle of Niko's head and the light cast lots of shadows around his face, so I asked him to tilt his head up. The bottom photo is the result.
Since the weather has been so nice, we've been taking bike rides around town. It has been delightful!
I pass by this wetland every day on my way to and fro places and it is lovely at every time of the year. I wish I had more pictures of it at other times, but here's this one:
On another of our bike rides, we decided to bike to Little Caesar's to get some cheap dinner and then biked to a nearby park to eat it. It was basically perfect weather and it only took a little bit of tape on the box to keep the kids from eating it until we got there (that, and the park was VERY close by). And on the way home, we stopped at the store and grabbed some doughnuts to celebrate National Doughnut Day.
We hope to take many more such bike rides this summer!