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Last week we were home for a whole week before we flew out again back to the East Coast.
We love to travel, but we also love to be at home. Home clearly loves having us, because we were welcomed back with absolutely perfect late spring weather. Late spring weather is something to be celebrated. It is the perfect mix of summer and spring. It has warm afternoons and cool evenings. The air in late spring is fresh, clean, and all around perfect for being outside and having fun.
Emmy and Ash wanted to spend some time enjoying it, so we grabbed our two favorite outdoor toys….a soccer ball and a hula-hoop, and we set off to enjoy the afternoon. We even created a few games to play with these two things and that’s it!
1. Kick the ball through the hoop. This seems straightforward, but it’s not so easy when the hoop is constantly moving! We started with it in one spot, and then moved it around. It’s also fun to mix it up and have the ball kicked in that direction and try to “catch” it in the hoop. The challenge here is for the catcher and not the kicker.
2. Throw the ball through the hoop. Emmy wanted to play this one over and over again. I often forget how fun even the basic games are, and this really reminded me. I even got in on the action and tried a few shots myself.
3. Another favorite is to just place the hoop on the ground and play kick golf. We had a competition to see who could kick the ball into the hole with the least amount of kicks. We tried doing it from various lengths away. I’m not so happy to admit that the kids completely beat me on this one. It appears I’ve lost my skills! I’m going to work on bringing them back!
A couple things I realized while we were outside playing was how good it feels to be outside just enjoying the fresh air. Also, how important it is to instill healthy habits in them while they are young. They love to make healthy choices and to be active, and I love to support them in these good choices.
Ash and Emmy have started taking L’il Critters™, the #1 Kids Gummy Vitamin brand. They are a fun and delicious way to support your kids’ healthy habits. Did you know to meet the recommended daily intake of fruits & vegetables, moderately active girls and boys would need to eat 1.5 cups of fruit and 2-3 cups of vegetables a day?ⱡ As a mom, it is important to me to make sure my kids are eating healthy. But sometimes a busy on-the-go lifestyle, or having a child who is a picky eater, makes it difficult to ensure he/she/they have received adequate nutrition.
L’il Critters™ gummy vitamins help establish healthy habits, provide essential nutrients, are great tasting, and are made with natural fruit flavors and colors derived from fruits, vegetables, and plants. I feel like every step I take to help my girls to be their healthiest is a step towards a better life for them now and in the future. Fresh air, getting our bodies moving, and making good nutritional choices all play into that. Plus, I make it all feel like fun!
How are you celebrating the snow finally leaving and late spring’s arrival?
ⱡSOURCE: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and U.S. Department of Agriculture. Fruits and Veggies More Matters® April 2016. Available at http://www.fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org/myplate-and-what-is-a-serving-of-fruits-and-vegetables