I wanted to do something fun for our kids that would keep them outside a lot this summer. I did not want a summer of TV, iphones, and computers. And yes, my kids are only 3 and 5. It starts that young if you let it. And it's sad today that parents have to fight so hard to win the battle against electronics, but we really do.
So Rob and I set up a surprise for the kids on their last day of pre-school. They had gymnastics right after school so Rob came home for lunch then and set up our surprise. We bought them an inflatable pool and a slip and slide and then we set up our bouncy house that had been in storage all winter. We set out sidewalk chalk and bubbles and then told them we had a surprise for them in the back yard.
You can hear for yourself that Bennett promptly named it Summerland.
And folks, Summerland has been awesome. We have a lovely screened in back porch so I can sit on it with Lainey and watch them. They go out there nearly every single day and play and play. A fun surprise and a huge hit to say the least.
Less than 5 minutes later they were in the pool ready for summer to begin!
I know Summerland is going to make the summer of 2013 a fun and memorable one. I am already dreading Labor Day when it gets packed away for the other 3 boring seasons.