now that fall is here and the air is cooler we have spent a lot of time outside. we've ventured into the woods more than we ever have in the 4 and a half years that we have lived here. jesse and i both have fond memories of playing and exploring outside when we were kids, and we are trying to encourage that in jacob and kate. needless to say, we don't have to do a lot to convince them- they both LOVE being outdoors.
a few weeks ago, while building their "fort" in the woods, jesse and the kids found an old tire. being the resourceful man that he is, jesse had the genius idea to make a tire swing. and the kids love it!