Sunday, May 6, 2012

Mama Loves: Outside Play

Welcome to another week of Mama Loves! I'm so thrilled that you stopped by!

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So thankful that Mandy posted about trains sets! We are in the market, and there are so many choices! Check out the great train set that her girls love to play with! 
We have been playing outside a ton recently. The girls love to:
  • mow the lawn
  • shovel rocks
  • move rocks from the landscaping to the garden 
  • they help their mama pull weeds, spread mulch and divide and transplant flowers 
  • watch the birds 
  • help clean up, and then do it all again
Really. They just love to be outside, and they're game for anything that gets them there.

When I bought matching pink buckets and shovels for a dollar each to serve as their Easter baskets last Easter, I had no idea just how much use our girls would get out of them! The best two dollars I've ever spent! They schlep rocks and dirt from one end of the garden to another and back again. Keeps them busy, so I can get a few things accomplished.

The lawn mowers are also fabulous! I recommend lawn mowers. Our girls LOVE their lawn mowers!

Here's our little stash of outdoor toys on the back deck:

Oh, and miniature brooms. You can barely see them in this picture, but our girls love to sweep.

What do your kids like to play with outside?

Can't wait to see what you're loving!!

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Mary Cavalier said...

Our favorite was bubbles :-)

Marcia (123 blog) said...

Connor LOVES his lawnmower too - he also loves Gustav's lawnmower (our gardener :)). Other than that, I insist that they play with chalk outside (I can't stand the chalk dust) and of course they have the usual assortment of buckets, watering cans, balls, swing set.

The Lily Pad said...

My twins are so much happier outside too! We are in for another rainy week so I think Im in trouble!

MandyE (Twin Trials and Triumphs) said...

Our girls still LOVE their mowers! I don't quite get it, but they absolutely delight in pushing them around.

The girls also love bubbles, chalk, and kicking the soccer ball.

We bought a beanbag toss game for the backyard, but we haven't gotten it out yet. I hope that's something else they'll enjoy.

Oh, and I'm hoping they won't be deathly afraid of the sprinkler this year! HA! They have started asking about it, so I hope that means they will be more receptive to running through it this summer. :)

KERRY said...

Hello! Hope you had a great weekend :)
We love the trampoline, basketball hoop, scooters, bikes and sidewalk chalk here! I am going to check out what this linky is all about!
Have a great day playing with your little lovies, it sure sounds like they have a lot of fun outside with you!!

Patrick said...

My twins are so much happier outside too! We are in for another rainy week so I think Im in trouble!