I've had so much fun with my grandkids this summer! They came to stay and play for a couple of weeks and we packed in a lot of fun things to do and the things they loved to do the most were outside activities that were free! We have a lake by our house and we spent some time playing in the sun! They decided to jump off the dock into the water and you can tell by my grandsons face this was the best thing ever!! LOL
My granddaughter Ella loves playing in the sand as well as my littlest grandson who is in the background. It's thrilling for them to just touch the sand or adding water and creating things all kinds of things was such fun.
PB and J's in the backyard under an umbrella on the grass...so simple and yet so fun!
Creating sand castles, rolling in the sand, making little towns using rocks, feathers and other odds and ends...allowed their creativity to soar!
My dad and stepmom came to visit and we went on a little hike up in the mountains with everyone. The kids were in heaven..climbing on rocks, throwing rocks into the lake, running, jumping..just enjoying the beauty all around us.
Louis "jumping" off the dock giggling the whole time!
One of the days we took the kids to a little farm and they got to pet some of the baby animals.
One of the most simple things they did was to play with the hose in the front yard with a little neighbor friend. They laughed themselves silly squirting each other. When the wind starting blowing it was hysterical watching them try to get their towels to lay smoothly on the driveway.
The pure joy of watching children having fun under the sun....nothing compares! Slow down enjoy your kids and or grandkids and watch them enjoy the simple things in life.