After church this morning, we headed to play in the backyard while Ryan mowed the grass. The boys and I had the illustrious job of collecting sticks (and there were a LOT of sticks!) and Turner helped with the mowing.
After a bit, Turner needed to take a load off and rest a while.
The backyard is almost completely shaded by a huge tree, which doesn't allow any grass to grow; but in Texas, I'd much rather have a shady backyard than a grassy one! Even in the middle of the day, it is really pleasant in the shade with the breeze blowing. Ryan's ambitious streak continued, and he set about to string up a hammock.
For someone who is scared of heights, it was slightly terrifying for me to watch him climb up this high!
After lots of trial and error, he finally had it up. Here he is, tentatively testing it out for the first time.
And then I tried it, too!
Here is my sweet view from the hammock. (The dude in it is the best part. :))
Let me also add that I crafted some new shorts for myself today! I was pretty proud. I've been wanting a pair of longer jean shorts since last summer. Something like this:
I don't know why it didn't dawn on me to cut off some old jeans earlier! These jeans were from about six years ago, and looked almost like bell-bottoms. But I do like their worn finish, so they worked perfectly! Here's what I came up with:
Tonight we're off to try out a Lifegroup (Antioch small group) for the first time. They are meeting at the park tonight, so it should be fun!