Blog Archives for category Playset

His first two Lego projects!

He didn’t get them out until almost lunch!

2014-12-25kids284

2014-12-25kids285

The Mixel he asked Santa for!

2014-12-25kids286

2014-12-25-mixel

Busy back yard morning!

The playset was coming down as the waterslide was going up! I couldn’t watch too much of the playset teardown because I was really very sad about it. I worried how Owen would handle it…but he literally looked out the window and said “Awww, I’m going to miss the playset…BUT THE WATERSLIDE WILL BE SO FUN!” And we didn’t hear another word about it.

20140621-221238-79958648.jpg

20140621-222056-80456765.jpg

Tunnel fun

20140620-112316-40996436.jpg

She’s getting better on the slide!

This is how she likes to swing.

20140608-102312-37392962.jpg

20140608-102313-37393311.jpg

20140608-102334-37414078.jpg

How Owen helps Katie down the slide

Katie wanted to get off the playset so I kept telling her to go through the tube and down the slide. She wanted me to get her down. No, Katie, through the tube and down the slide. She eventually made it to the slide then just sat there like this, pouting. :)

20140521-183254-66774515.jpg

Then Owen “helped” her. Which is basically flinging her down the slide under the guise of holding her hand. And she doesn’t care one bit. :)

Giddy up!

I had taken the swinging bars off the playset to hang up the second swing…and Owen co-opted them immediately.

Siblings having a swinging good time

At an impasse…

Katie was swinging and Owen asked if he could, too. (Of course he doesn’t need to ask but he does.) This wasn’t quite what I expected:

Then he was all about pushing Katie. He’s never really wanted to before…so…YAY!

First, a hug. :)

Then a few pushes.

Then he decided to twist her—and OH the fun both of them had!!

More twisting!

Pushing…and getting kicked…and loving it!

Swinging together! He’d get her moving then hop on his own swing!

Finally, Owen twisting himself!

I’m glad they’re enjoying the swings…but why did Owen have to start liking them NOW? A year after we got the playset and a month before we have to sell it? See? The guilt. :)

Enjoying the playset while we can.

20140517-142021.jpg

20140517-142136.jpg

20140517-142202.jpg

Then of course Owen wanted to battle:

20140517-142246.jpg

King of his castle

20140505-221223.jpg

Pure joy!

20140428-111248.jpg

She likes to grab this while she swings.

20140428-111549.jpg

Sibling Fun + Happy Birthday Grandma Marsha

20140427-205129.jpg

Then Katie wanted up.

20140427-205417.jpg

20140427-205445.jpg

20140427-205504.jpg

20140427-205522.jpg

They don’t always get along. :)

20140427-205540.jpg

But he can be so good with her.

Then Skyping with Grandma Marsha for her birthday!

20140427-205912.jpg

And singing!

Multitasking

20140417-222016.jpg

I’m going to miss our deck and yard.

We are surely not going to get a deck like we have now—that opens to a huge back yard with a cool playset…

20140412-135145.jpg

Hopefully we’ll get something just as good, but different…

Not too bright to swing!

She LOVES the swing but it was a bit bright this morning!

20140412-100514.jpg

Mommy’s sunglasses are a little big!

20140412-100548.jpg

Rock Star Swinging

20140409-224128.jpg

Our swinging girl

She loves loves LOVES to swing. Today she started in the baby swing but then asked to go on the other one!

20140401-210816.jpg

Then she let go to try to touch the wood beam—and wobbled. She put her hand back to hang on in a hurry!

20140401-210944.jpg

After dinner swinging

Owen had special daddy time after dinner (he got to play Lego Star Wars) so Katie and I went out to swing!

20140401-125356.jpg

And then she was pretending to sleep!

20140401-125533.jpg

And then she wanted to try the big kid swing!

20140401-130017.jpg

And she was almost swinging herself! You can see her slightly moving her legs the right way!

And getting more comfortable on the bar!

After school outside fun times

I lowered the bar so Katie could reach it to swing.

20140331-212957.jpg

Then it was off to dig in the new grass. I redirected her to the stone pile. :)

20140331-213535.jpg

Then I looked away for a minute and she was over just laying in the grass, looking at grass or bugs or dirt or something.

20140331-213718.jpg

Then Owen was telling me stories.

20140331-213837.jpg

And being cute!

20140331-213909.jpg

And this video has Owen telling a story, interrupted with me trying to get a good picture (I can take pics while I’m recording) so you can see a little of what it takes to get a good picture of both kids (in reality I think I took about 10).

This was the lucky picture:

20140331-214137.jpg

More swinging!

Seat stealer!

20140331-215216.jpg

Super cute boy.

20140331-215338.jpg

Restaurant and Storytelling

Owen and Katie were playing restaurant. :)

20140227-122659.jpg

Then he decided to tell me a story. Hopefully you can make out some of it—it’s mostly about Star Wars and light sabers (complete with accurate light saber sounds).

Slide down, Katie–I’ll catch you!

20140227-115732.jpg