The forecast for the next weekend was showing lows right around freezing for the night and 55 degree days. Since this has pretty much killed any of the xc skiing close to home I got excited about switching into camping season. Long story short, as we were packing up the camper we discovered that the seals on our roof seams were shot and the camper had taken on a lot of water in the foam and wood in the roof. On top of that both kiddos picked up colds.
Soooo, we've spent the last 2 weekends at home working on the camper. Unfortunately this has also meant that 80% of the photos I've taken recently are of rotted wood, screw holes and other various angles of the camper to help guide us through our reconstruction. We are hoping to have the roof mostly put back together by the end of this week. On the days when it's nice out, the kiddos ride up and down the sidewalk on their trikes and tractors while we work in the garage (or Matthew convinces Catherine to push him!). Even with their colds I have been trying to get them outside at least an hour a day, partially to force myself to get some yardwork/garage work done but mostly for my sanity as they sleep better, eat better and are generally better behaved with lots of outdoor time.
On the days when the weather has been less than nice we have either put the kids to work:
During our nice weeks we've been spending a lot of time outside as the kids ride up and down the sidewalk, chase the cats or move rocks and dirt from one location to another. This whole change in seasons is quite exhausting!
At some point in one of our moves I downsized from 5 or so potato peelers to 1. I have since realized one should have at least 1 per child in the house, which may explain why grandma Jennie had at least 4 in hers. Until we up our peeler numbers, Matthew's a pretty good dicer: