We've finally hit the point I've been waiting for ... I know I'm not supposed to hold my breath for impending milestones as I don't want to miss how incredibly wonderful the present is. However, I've been waiting for the moment where I could take the boys to the playground and just let them have free reign to play together without me - just two brothers having fun!
It's not that I don't want to partake in their play, or that I need some kind of distance from them, I simply want Trent and Chase to be able to run their energy out without my needing to carefully facilitate each step that Chase makes or assist him in taking part in the activity. It's so exciting to just let them be creative in how to enjoy being outside and romp all over the huge playset.
Yesterday, the kids had their fun with the slides, playing pirates and chasing each other around, and then abandoned the playground in favor of basketball (which I know made their daddy proud!).
Even Baby Caroline had some fun, swinging for the first time! And with the boys able to play on their own, she even got to have a little attention for a change! Lucky girl! (and lucky mommy!)