It sometimes seems that our days are filled with a constant stream of games from beginning to end. Whether it be board games, make believe, or physical rough housing, Rylie and Otis, like all kids, thrive on playing. They both enjoy active imaginations and can be happily entertained in their own world independently for long periods of time. Sometimes, one of them will make up a game and relentlessly campaign for a willing participant.
Such was the case this weekend when they found a bunch of cardboard boxes in the garage and set them out on the lawn as burning buildings. See the tissue paper flames? They started the game in the front yard where they would get the "call" alerting them to the burning buildings in the back yard. They then would run at top speed to the back with their croquet mallets in hand, ready to quite literally "fight" the fire. What exciting adventure for these firefighters. This game easily went on for an hour while I sat quietly watching and knitting from my perch at the back door.
Ryan and I are always getting roped into these game too and it seems that we inevitably end up pretending to be a horse, carting children to and fro. More often than not, I have a child hanging off my body somewhere. Otis also loves playing with the big black camera. He snapped the 2 photos above.