On this day, when all 3 children are home from school, full of energy, and on each other's nerves before noon,
I am thankful that we live in a safe neighborhood, with beautiful parks and playgrounds all around.
Beautiful trees with leaves - red, orange, yellow, and brown.
The sun shining on my face.
The boys able to run safely ahead, while I stroll along with the over-sized puppy in need of exercise.
There's no better way to tire the boys (and the dog) out so their energy is used for good and not evil on these unscheduled free days.