A couple of weeks ago, J left on his first business trip since Beau's birth. I was a little nervous about two evenings in a row of just me & the kids, but we actually managed really well. He was gone another two nights last week, so I'm getting comfortable with managing the evening routine alone when he's gone.
Anyway, I decided that the kids needed something to spice up the evening & keep them entertained, so I told them to clean up all of their toys so they could have a surprise. Once the playroom was clean, I pulled their swimming pool out of the attic & filled it with the balls from their old ball pit. Much fun was had!
After wallowing around in the balls for a while, they devised a game in which they declared which color they would "catch" & then picked up two balls of that color & threw them out of the pool. Then they raced to retrieve them & the game began again. For some reason, in the clip that I caught, Mal was pretending that the purple balls were pink. I promise she does know the difference!