The sanity saver in all of this is that we usually get one nice week in February.
Having said all that, you'll appreciate what a wonderful surprise it was to wake up to blue skies this morning. We had to get outside. But we are still trying to build the boys' appreciation of hiking, so our time outside needs to have a focus. That's where geocaching comes in. The boys call it treasure hunting, and love taking turns carrying the GPS and searching for the cache. We love getting outside and watching the boys run around. It's a win-win.
Today was no exception. While we never found the first cache, the second two were relatively easy finds. Not only was it sunny, it was warm enough that the boys soon shed their coats and sweatshirts and had a great time stomping in puddles. One of those days when it all works out.
I am so thankful that our weekend was open enough to take advantage of the day that we were given. We all know that the rain will be back soon enough. But as long as there is sun, we'll be in it.