With the combination of birthday gifts and some recent garage sale treasures we've found, Cody and Jaden have all kinds of exciting new toys! Here are some pictures of their latest playtime adventures.
Cody helped unwrap the packaging on this fun Amazon gift--
...a Little Tikes basketball hoop! Jaden is making sure the ball has enough air.
Right away, Daddy shows his budding athletes how to make a slam dunk.
Jaden already demonstrates great defensive form. Of course, it helps that Cody is way more interested in analyzing the ball than shooting it.
Daddy also shows Cody how to hit a line drive.
As you can tell, both boys still need some work with keeping their eye on the ball!
Our new sprinkler hose attachment is quite the novelty with our little guys! Jaden carefully checks out the new toy from a safe distance.
Both boys discuss whether or not to run through the water. For this particular day, they decided to stay dry. We're sure the boys will make full use of this sprinkler game someday soon!
For the record, the boys now have a more technologically advanced phone than Daddy & Mommy. Jaden shows us how to talk into his new iPhone.
The keys on this piano are easier to reach compared with our full-sized one upstairs! Plus, this keyboard plays many tunes and rhythms all on its own!
For his first experience with a swimming pool, Jaden prefers to test out the water before jumping right in.
Cody also reaches for the balls inside the pool, but isn't sure if he wants to get all the way in quite yet.
"So how are we supposed to retrieve these balls without getting wet?"
Perhaps getting just a little wet isn't so bad after all, Cody says!
Try #1 with the baby pool can still be considered a success, even if all the boys wanted to do was wade in the water. Maybe we just have to wait for a REALLY hot day to get them all the way in!
Neither boy had any problem at all getting wet with our new water table. This toy is even safari-themed... just like the boys' birthday party. What a great gift!
Not only is the water fun to splash in, the boys also enjoy playing with the safari animals, water slides, and all the colorful attachments.
All of these toys are sure to provide countless hours of entertainment for our little guys. Thank you so much to our friends and family (for the gifts pictured and those that are not) for your generous love!