Back when Judah was just a little baby I read that kids nap better and sleep better at night when they're outside during the day. Every since then I've tried to get the kids outside every single day, rain or shine. We're fortunate to live in a place that even when it's raining it never gets too cold to spend a little time outdoors.
When Eric and I were dating and engaged most of our time was spent outside. We loved to go hiking, bike riding, swimming, and on picnics. With four little kids it's a little more challenging to go hiking, but I love when we do. These days our hikes are little slower and a little shorter, but still fun.
We love the fact that we have a huge city park right here in town. It's divided into two parts- Upper Park is hilly and Lower Park is flat with a creek running through both. Yesterday we went hiking in Upper Park and a few days ago we spent time in lower park, which is only a few minute jog or bike ride from our front door.