September 22, 2011

Our New Backyard

We are so disappointed that it is getting cold outside. Since we have moved, and now have a great fenced backyard, the boys have loved being outside. They will spend all day out there some days and have a grand time. This has however caused a few problems that we have not had in the past.

For starters we have learned that C is allergic to sunscreen, especially on his face. This means they either have to wear their awesome Kerrific sun hats or not go out.Thankfully, they are usually pretty good at putting their hats on and keeping them on, the rest of the time they are used as buckets and are full of dirt, rocks, and grass.

The second problem we have had is that the boys have decided they love to play in the dog's food and water. This makes a HUGE mess and is so frustrating. They are learning, slowly, but I guess that's better than nothing. Do you have any tips or tricks on how to keep toddlers out of the animals' food/water?

The last problem we've been having is that C has been having more asthma attacks. This is so hard because he wants to keep playing when it happens and just can't. It also means that we have had to bring out the breathing treatments which he hates. He had a bad attack yesterday with the babysitter. I hadn't even thought to warn her so we got home and she tells us that C is up and didn't get a nap because he was coughing. It was kinda funny because she was telling me he wasn't like that in the morning and promising me she didn't break him. The good news is that we gave him a treatment and he was back to "normal" before the night was over.

Although they have had fun for the little bit of summer we've had left after moving I can't wait to see their reaction when I can send them out to play in the snow. I know they have snow pants and coats but I need to find them a good pair of gloves so they can continue to enjoy the great outdoors once the snow flies.

What do your toddlers like to do outside? Do they have a special game they like to play? Do you have a special place you like to go ( Tell us about it with a comment below this post!

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