Yesterday was so deliciously warm (yay!) Red and I were outside from about 1-3PM while Tom Thumb was taking his nap. We spent sometime swinging on the neighborhood communal swing set. Then she jumped on the ever popular dead willow tree for a while. Then she proceeded to lose one of my rings (just an old silver pinkie ring) inside said tree. Luckily, we were able to retrieve it. We raked our yard for a while. Little did we know that we weren't supposed to do that since it had just been fertilized the day before. Oops! She also played outside for about a 1/2 hour while I was making dinner. Then, Tom got up and we played for another 1/2 hour while waiting for the Cobbler to get home from work. Overall, a successful day in terms of outdoor time. We're moving in the right direction for sure. Four to six hours, here we come!
On an unsuccessful note (well, I guess it's not unsuccessful, it's just I learned a valuable lesson), I pushed little Red too hard on her reading lesson. I was trying to do the two review, one new method and it ended up going way too long and definitely beyond keeping her full attention. It dragged on for about a 1/2 hour when I would like to keep it at 15 minutes. It ended up being frustrating for both of us. Lesson learned. From now on I set a timer when we start.