Sidenote: If you're reading this and you collect rocks - I take back everything I said above. Let's be friends. ;)
The sad thing about taking her outside to play is that our backyard is bare. I'm talking not even a tree. I told Alex it's just sad to watch her run around with nothing to play with. (LOL) We bought a couple of outdoor toys last year but one was ruined by the elements and the other she has outgrown, so it's time to look for more outdoor toys. I have a few in mind and we'll start picking them up when we can.
For now, I brought out some old soccer nets that we bought for our nephews about 8 years ago. We used to play roller hockey every evening with them at our church gymnasium...fun times! And now my little girl is playing with the same soccer nets! I've mentioned how she talks about everything she watches on TV. Well soccer is a very popular sport on Doc McStuffins, Caillou, The Berenstein Bears, etc. Joy brought the soccer nets over and we went to Walmart to get her a couple of soccer balls. Of course she needed a pink one. I remember Beth Moore telling a story about a little girl trying to choose what color she wanted of something and pink was one of the options. Beth told her, "child, if pink is ever an option, surely it's the Lord's will." (HA!) I love that.
Anyway, we've gotten lots of use out of these soccer nets already. She loves to go out there and kick the ball around.
I bought her some tennis shoes for outside that have velcro (so she can put them on by herself) and she calls them her soccer shoes. I just love this age. The things that come out of her mouth are so funny and entertaining.
Love to all,