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.