Monday we had our nephews Connor and Corey over. It was a day filled with boys playing with each other, some minor issues of feelings hurt, lots of noise and TV time. Benjamin seemed overall to enjoy hanging out with his cousins.
We decided we would break up the day with an outing. We walked down to the elementary school to play on the playground there. I knew it would help wear them all out a bit.
Connor was able to reach one of the rings and just hang there. I kept telling him he had to swing onto the first one and reach for the second. He kept telling me he couldn't. I told him yes he could he just had to try. It wasn't long before he was able to get to the second without an issue and onto the third. He had a blast hanging on the rings!
Corey of course got a little jealous and wanted to be like his brother. So uncle Jared stepped in with Benjamin in tow and helped him out.
Now Corey cracked me up on this. He did it a few times with his uncles help and following Connor's lead but then went back without either of them there. He got up to the top and then freaked out like he did with his uncles help about how he needed help and was stuck. We told him he was fine (the drop wasn't much if he did fall) and told him to keep trying. He almost fell off and then made it all the way across and back down the other side without any help. I was pretty proud of him.
We eventually went over to the swings. Corey only wanted little pushes until Connor got a big push from Uncle Jared. Then Corey wanted slightly bigger pushes. I couldn't resist the call of the swing. I sat there with Benjamin swinging back and forth for a few minutes. Then I handed Benjamin over to Jared so I could swing. Now this swing is meant to kids not adults so my legs could not go under me straight out and pump with the upper body. I got the boys' attention and jumped off. They thought it was pretty cool.
After swinging we packed up and headed home. Just in time I might add. It really started to rain once we were inside. On the way to play it started raining and I kept praying it would hold off so we could play and get back home without too much rainfall. We got there and it stopped and we got home and it poured. Another tender mercy from the Lord.