Just as I'd hoped, our dry riverbed has become one of the kids' favorite places to play, especially in the evenings once the shade reaches it.
Last weekend my mom and my youngest brother, Nathan, came to stay the night. They had to pick up my sister really early in the morning the next day.
We were so glad they got to come and play for the day, though! Nate took the kids out and played with their little animals in the riverbed.
While we were out there, a golfer drove past, stopped, and asked me if I ever let my kids watch TV.
"I've come past four times in the last two weeks, and your kids have been out here every day!" he said.
Yes, my kids do get to watch a little TV each day (Mom needs downtime, for my sanity)
but, they do spend a lot of time outside. That's what summer is for, isn't it?