Tuesday, December 30, 2014

A Late December Picnic

Yesterday we took jackets, hats, and special snacks and we went and found this magical little picnic spot. I think the thing abut adventuring outside with kids is that you can't wait for that perfect moment when the weather is just right or that moment when everyone wants to go. You've just got to do it and show them by example how fun it can be, even if it's a little cold out. It takes practice, it takes patience, it's like establishing a new habit. The good thing is that kids are adaptable and they learn quickly.

We sat at the end of this boardwalk together, eating string cheese, bananas, granola bars and animal crackers, while we watched the waves and talked. It was cold and Eliza fussed, but the other kids had fun and we all came home happy that we went.

When people say you'll get sick from being out in the cold, I think that's total bologna. Hogwash, man. Hogwash. I think what really makes our kids sick is being inside all the time and breathing recycled air. I've never heard of a kid getting sick from being outside too much.

Here's to late December picnics. To sitting with our kids all bundled up, eating snacks and loving where we live. Here's to getting out with our kids year-round and experiencing the world with them. 


  1. You are sharing precious gifts with your children

  2. I checked out Love Does from the library and NEVER READ IT. I had to return it. :( I have read Notes from.. though. I didn't like it as much as Organized Simplicity or rather, I liked it for different reasons. OS was a much more practical book whereas Notes had some good philosophies to chew on. I'd like to read Life Without Limits.

  3. I completely agree. It can be so hard to get out there but I never regret it.

  4. Yes, it's hard sometimes for sure! I'm always so much happier afterwards though. Happy New Year!!!

  5. Great list! I'm reading Love Does and Lysa Terkheurst's book right now. I adored Notes from a Blue Bike, I've read it almost three times now. I also read Passionate Nutrition and got some good eating tweaks from it. I'll have to check out some of your other choices since it looks like we have similar, (fabulous), reading taste. I have some Brene Brown books on my list as well as Lara Casey's Make It Happen. I recommend anything from Shauna Niequist if you haven't discovered her yet : ) Happy reading!

  6. I'd like to read Organized Simplicity as well. Thanks for reminding me about it!

  7. Wow, we DO have similar taste! I need to read some Shauna Niequist- I've been meaning to for awhile now!


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