January 28, 2011

The Ballet and the Beach

The kids played a little dress-up this week.  Can you tell Brian's sibling is female?

Getting Brian ready for some dancing!
Don't miss the video below. 

Yesterday we went to the beach!
We swam, played with a beach ball, had a lifeguard, and floated on rafts.
In the family room.
Made the winter seem a little more fun!

I find that I'm often too much of a fuddy-duddy (or distracted by household tasks) to really play with my kids, but when I do the day is a lot brighter; entering their world of imagination is super-duper fun!

How have your kids been snapping you out of it this winter?!  Sometimes it's just about being a little less selfish and a little more engaged, right?  So put on those snow pants or build a sheet tent, and watch your kids make the fun happen!  You'll find your creative juices start flowing, too.

If you don't have kids, you should do something silly today as well; no one's stopping you.  Have a great day!


  1. That video better make an appearance at Brian's rehearsal dinner!

    And thanks for the reminder to play - winter can feel pretty cooped up in New England!

  2. hilarious -- i love it! especially the part where B starts whacking the blocks with his wand;)

  3. I love this! We just might have a beach day here soon!

    And, Dex is totally with Brian on the "I have an older sister who loves ballet" front. He's constantly asking for Ballet music, and dancing right along with Frankie. The other funny thing he does is mimic her narrating what she's doing in third person: "She ran to the door and she tossed the dolly!". Dex also uses "She" when he narrates to himself about what he's doing!

  4. Thanks ladies! Jenny, that's hilarious about Dex! Kids are a riot.

  5. Good for you. Laughter is the best medicine.
    That's one very elegant young lady you have there.
    I am, however, glad to report that your son is very much .... a boy.