These 2 had a grand time playing ball. Both of them have a pretty good arm. Might make the team some day.
These 3 were having a blast pulling each other around. Loved how the teamwork was coronated. You could hear the game plan with a round of laughter.
There are things that children do that we don't even realize how important it is for their growth. Swinging on their bellies is good for balance in the inner ear and strengths the core. This simple activity doesn't need any planning, it's child's play.
I found this an interesting read.
This play dough has been well played with. We had to throw it after today. It was well worth it. Many hours of play time.
Had fun figuring out what floats.
Giggles just realized dirt sticks to his feet when wet, lol.
Snickers was having problems putting his shoes on and Giggles offered to help. The shoe problem solved with the extra help.
The swings are always a relaxing activity around here. There is something about the swaying motion.
Some days it seems like it takes forgive to get to the playground. We have to try something new or we see something that grabs our attention. The wonders of our growing minds.
The water fun continues. Fining different ways to put water in. Just trying to keep cool in MN hot summer days.
Hayseed got darning with this one. After each use it fell over and he kept rebuilding. No toes were damaged in this activity. He refused to put his shoes on.
This cone that invaded our property from a storm a couple of years ago has many uses. The lasted is a walking tool. This does take some coronation but the kidlins got the hang of it real fast. What a great use of motor skills.
Now that the beans are growing nicely they are picking away. I showed the kidlins how to measure with their fingers. Once they pick all the beans they like to pretend cook with them and eat.
After a few words of wisdom; wash the bowls and the beans, they enjoy a nice bowl of bean soup.
On hot days in MN we come up some pretty unique ways to keep cool. H. Dean pulled out an old canvas. His attempt was to do a slip and slid but it turned into a pool. He was just trying to wash off the dust and flatten it out a bit when the kidlins just started walking and hopping on it. So it turned into a pool.
Dinner was so late. Why bother when there was so much fun going on.
This was a bit of a challenge. They had to make the sides go up to hold the water then how to plug up the many holes so it wouldn't leak. Lol, I said it was old. Didn't matter. Everyone still got their feet went and wet.
This start off as a ploy to get Snickers to go to the bathroom. We are potty training and he doesn't always want to go and we know he should try. So H. Dean suggested we check the laundry. While we are in there lets go to the bathroom. He went.
Curls and Owl heard H. Dean say that he was going to start it b/c of the fun we had that day outside and needed to wash. Well, those 2 wanted to help.
After a rainy day the kidlins found this bug. Wasn't sure what kind but I urged them not to touch in case it bites. Respect nature.
Always trying to see how fast the cars can go. This never gets old. They are learning that the higher the ramp the faster they go.
It's been exciting to help H. Dean put together things for the sand play. It's seems to be a great way for the kidlins to relax. Quite therapeutic.
It's amazing what some pvc pipes and a car funnel can be used for in this area.