Friday, April 9, 2010

The Great Outdoors

Over the last few weeks, I have been continually amazed as I think about how different Jake & Mal's playtime is from what it was last year. Last summer, we really didn't spend too much time outside since they weren't walking & I really didn't want to lug around two lumps of dead weight. This year, they are LOVING being outside!
I frequently find a little hand grabbing mine & leading me to the back door. Jake can say "outside" very clearly, & he makes his demands known. Mallory loves to point & yell "swing!"
We are quickly accumulating all kinds of outdoor entertainment, but really, it doesn't take much to keep these two happy out there. For instance, jumping off the edge of the patio will do it.
Of course, time outside makes you so joyful that you just have to pause for some sibling lovin'!
That's a kiss; I just didn't catch it at quite the right moment.
We also take walks down to the cul-de-sac, drive their cars around & keep tabs on our friend, Mr. Lizard. I'm going to be having foot surgery in June, so I'm sad that it will limit my ability to take them outside to play, but I'm sure there will be plenty of grandparents & friends who'll oblige.


Sharon said...

Ok...Am I a dork? The pictures of Jake and Mal hugging and kissing made me tear up! So sweet! What a blessing to see how much they love each other!

Newberry said...

How fun! The warm weather is so much nicer when they are old enough to run around. I love all of the pictures. Especially the ones of them kissing and hugging--so sweet!

Andrea said...

Sweet pictures! It is so nice when they can really play outside!