Wednesday, September 22, 2010

In our backyard

I love that our backyard overlooks the high school field. I always have. Some people have questioned if it gets too noisy and do we have any problems with kids jumping the fence.
We have had the occasional 1/2 PB&J sandwich tossed into the yard from an ungrateful high school student, but that is pretty minor.
What I love about it is that we get to use the field to play soccer or fly a kite with the kids. We have used the track to train the kids to ride their bikes without training wheels. The track is a safe, open space that the kids can go and play and I can see them from my kitchen window.
I also love hearing the noise of soccer or rugby matches after school or on the weekend. They get a little noisy but it's good noise in my opinion. I have never ever wished that the school wasn't there.

And now we have one more reason to love it. Our high school (Cooper will be attending in two years) just got a football team this year. We have been watching them practice all summer and now the games have started. Cooper and especially Hudson are so excited at the prospect of playing for that team one day.
The games bring the kids out of the house and down to the bleachers to meet friends, hang out and watch the game.
Last night, it even brought dinner. I gave them 20$ and Nana walked down with them to get a hot dog, chips and a pop. Not the most nutritious dinner but they were all so happy that I actually let them go get it.

Just another reason I am so thankful for our neighborhood.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love the look of your long evenings and it still looks nice and warm. They all look very intent on getting their dinner. Love, Leni