This has been the summer of play. We've pretty much played away every single day, no matter where we are. Last weekend, we visited my sister. The best part of the weekend was how well Luke and my two nieces played together... so well that on the way home, Luke asked if we could move next door to them (I wish, buddy). Luke's favorite part of the weekend was when we went to a kiddie amusement park. This the part where I have to confess that I always feel like pictures taken at the fair or at an amusement park need to be edited so that they look vintage. Why? I don't know. It's a sickness.
I love how they all reached up their arms as the rocket ship went near the tree.
Six little feet dangling as they were, in the words of my niece, at the very tippy top.
Finally, we played a game of skeeball. Even Tommy got in on the action!
This summer, we've also had a lot of play at the park, which has been really great for all of us. This is Luke and Ellie. I imagine that in 13 years, this'll be what it's like when they drive to prom together. Assuming that there will be some sort of futuristic car that has two steering wheels, that is.
We've played a lot at home. Tommy got this Fisher Price Little People set for his birthday and both boys love it. Luke puts the letters in the mail slot, then Tommy grabs them. They play like this for awhile and I whisper to Shane at how wonderful it is to watch them play together so nicely, until Luke pushes him down and informs me that he no longer wishes to have a brother. I offer to put Tommy in the mail and send him away, thinking he'll tell me no. He considers it, then says, "That would be a good idea."
Luckily, I don't have any envelopes big enough for Tommy, so he gets to stay and play his favorite game: Peekaboo!