Last weekend Nick and I enjoyed some time in the park with the kids. We have a small park in our neighborhood, and it is the perfect little before bed getaway.
This week we were back to reality. I took the kids to otterville one morning, and we stayed until well after nap time.
Yesterday, I wanted to do something different with them. Caleb starts preschool in a couple of weeks, so I am really trying to make our days more structured to get him ready. I thought that it would be a fun idea to allow the children to play with paint. I had a box from my new stroller, and I opened it up to make a giant canvas. The kids loved this activity, and filled the box with handprints, foot prints, and scribbles. We then had puzzle time at the table while I made lunch. I am trying to incorporate more educational activities into everyday life. While they eat, I have been doing flash cards with them and reading them stories as well. It really helps to keep them happy, and I have noticed they eat more of their food as well.