We were headed in that direction today and I kept saying to the kids, "It's such a nice day, go out and do something!" But then the Hubs and I were busy with things and couldn't really direct their activity much.
There was a lull at 3 pm. Finally. So I quickly packed up the kids and we took our raft to a little lake that's just about 5 minutes away. We paddled. Well, they paddled. I had the baby strapped to me so I didn't feel safe getting in with her. I had to just trust them to get out there , be safe, have fun and make it back to shore without drifting away.
They did really well. And we mostly had fun (you know how it can go, right?) Course, a little Jamba Juice at the end goes a long way toward adding to the fun. :)
It really was such a nice day. I'm glad we got out for a few hours anyway to enjoy the sunshine.
7th grader wasn't there. She spent her day as I imagine most 13-year-old girls would like: Visiting the mall and going to friends' houses. We missed her.