Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Rain, Rain, Go Away.

Although it snowed yesterday, we didn't get a chance to play outside. I was hoping we'd get an opportunity today, but it's been raining non-stop. Fortunately, David rediscovered his love for puzzles and it kept him preoccupied for a good half an hour. Since Julia follows him everywhere, she kept him company at the table, playing with her own shapes and numbers puzzles.
Next, I decided to use our garage as a play area. Although a bit messy, it is spacious but still enclosed. I took out two tricycles for the kids, and a ray of sunlight immediately shone through David's rainy day. Julia had been expressing an interest in riding a tricycle as well, but she opted to push herself on the ground, rather than using the pedals. They chased each other through the garage, although David preferred crashing his tricycle into her hers.

After playing with their tricycles, I appealed to their artistic side with some chalk. Let's hope Daddy doesn't notice the graffiti!

Not understanding the concept of sharing, the kids next played kickball solitaire.

Then David turned to me and said "I wanna ride bigger bicycle." I brought out the bigger tricycle for him that he was too small for just one month ago. Now he not only was reaching the pedals, but was pedaling around the garage with ease! (Now I have to figure out how to convince him to wear a helmet!)


Anonymous said...

you just tell him - if you want to ride the bike, then you must wear a helmet. period.

parents today are just too easy on their kids. don't forget - you're in charge! it's for his own good!

Sadaf Trimarchi said...


yeah. period. (snorting with laughter over here).

What a great way to get some exercise and out of the house. Good for you for thinking of it! If only our garage wasn't such a danger zone, I'd consider doing it too.