As you already know, we love to get outside. Going outside can be as uncomplicated and cheap as taking a walk around the block and as complicated and expensive as going on a ski vacation. Having a lot of interests means having a lot of gear, which we do: kayaks, paddles, skis, skates, helmets of EVERY kind, bikes, bike trailer, scooters- you get the idea. All this gear, especially with growing children, can add up quickly. Lucky for us we have two boys that are two years apart, so we just pass down from one to the other, and my husband and I are the oldest children in our family- we have no empathy yet for those who always received hand me downs, so as long as we can get away with it, we will!