I'm not going to lie to you all, having our own backyard has been the bomb diggity. Like straight up awesomeness (yep, I just went there ;)
But really, we've been so very thankful to have a backyard we can just pop in and out of all day long. We definitely missed it living in a high rise apartment and sharing a communal area with many others (though that was a blessing in many ways too...). It's been nice to have a place the girls can go out into freely and I can watch from the window, if need be.
Mostly, however, we've enjoyed being out there as a family and with friends.
And doing things like...
...making classic Nora faces and exploring the "fort."
...conquering the monkey bars (with lots of help from Daddy).
(perhaps a new fav or our big girl)
(Mama went too...but I was way too tall, ha)
...and admiring God's handiwork in our own backyard.