No other season comes close to summer. As a family, we try to make opportunities to play all year round. We have been known to run around after dinner in February in three feet of snow playing Dark Tag (Tag in the dark) or Hide ‘N Seek After Dark. I love to be moving and to get my family moving. It helps too that our rule has always been no TV after dinner. We play instead. So, even when I have to get the whole crew in boots and snowpants after dinner, movement and play is a philosophy we embrace all year round. Still, it is so much easier to be outdoors and playing together in the summer. Soccer in teams, or informally in the backyard. Baseball and T-Ball, bicycling, walking, swimming and hanging around throwing a frisbee or playing croquet at the cottage. Swimming lessons and family swims. When the calendar gets close to the end of August and people are counting the days before it’s Back to School time, well I start getting a bit nostalgic. I want to savour the small moments left before my kids disappear into that routine of school, after school activities, plays and tournaments, oh and school projects too. KinderToys and KinderSurprise is an ideal way to seal the deal, reward those moments that are special, shared as a family. So for the next week or so I will be packing every moment with fun and savouring a KinderSurprise or two.
Ten Things I Still Want To Do Before September 6th.
- Spend a Long Weekend Away with My Family. Great Wolf perhaps or Grand Bend.
- Spy Kids 4D (Movies are the perfect spot for those awesome KinderSurprise Toys punctuating a fun afternoon and a kid’s snack combo at the theatre.)
- African Lion Safari
- Take More Pictures
- Go Swimming
- Plan a Surprise RoadTrip Day. I did this last year. Told the kids they had to guess where we were going and packed a bag full of treats, swimsuits and towels then off we went. This year we will share some KinderSurprise treats. (Did you know Kinder has just launched New More Playful Toys for 2012.)
- Get Our Nails Done.
- Hang out in the Backyard.
- Swing and Climb and Lounge Away the afternoon.
|Just a few of the 70 new toys|