Sunday, May 22, 2011

Jump, Jump

This morning at church the sermon was on rest. This word is not a word that is terribly familiar to me but it was so nice to be reminded that rest is ok and even something God demands.

So rest we did..... well kind of...... ok not really.

We stopped at Sam's Club to pick up a few things for the house. The boy's beloved trampoline has seen better days and needed to be replaced. I swore for years that I would NEVER do the trampoline thing but when my parents brought one over that was given to then by a neighbor that was moving so I reluctantly set it up.

That stinking tramp has been the best source of entertainment for the last 3 years. When I told the boys why we were heading to Sam's their faces lite up and the thanks yous started flowing.

So for the most part of this afternoon we spent outside putting up the new trampoline. It was a beautiful day. I pushed Makenzie down the ramp off the back deck and into the yard. She loves to be outside. She sat and supervised, making sure the boys were following the directions!

Between Mr 12, Mr 10, and Miss 10 they got most of the frame up all by themselves.

Once the frame was together we counted the wholes in the frame and the little triangles on the mat over and over. We had to break it into 4ths to make sure we got the tension right and everything lines up. I think we started over about 5 times before we had it right. Frustrating but we did it!

Then it was time to get the frame for the safety net up. 

By this time Mr 10 and Miss 10 had become bored so they decided it was time to have a snack and get a bit silly.

About the same time Makenzie was done hanging out in her chair so I brought out a blanket and laid her out in the shade on the grass. She kicked and rolled off the blanket more times then I can count. She was so content just to be outside and part of everything that was going on.

I am not sure how long it took us but when it was finally done we had to try it out!

Makenzie laughed so hard while watching all of the kids jump. Tomorrow she will get her turn to play because by the time we were done, it was dinner, bath, and bed time for my princess.

So I guess by definition we did not rest today but man we sure did have a ton of fun!

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