It has been a summer of fun firsts. Some, like milkshakes, have been more successful than others - like the sprinkler fail and zoo train fail. I included drawing with sidewalk chalk on our bucket list because it was something I remember loving as a child.
Andrew found some sidewalk chalk holders on summer clearance last week, so we decided to give them a try.
Lincoln was kind of surprised when we let him run around the front yard (normally he's confined in the backyard where there is a fence). He wanted to hold all of the different colors of chalk and kept Daddy busy running around the driveway, the neighbor's yard, and the sidewalk.
He colored on the driveway for a few seconds. Then grabbed the chalk, started shouting the colors ("BOO! GEEN! RED!"), and started coloring on our front staircase. He tried to draw on the car and some of my drama set pieces in the garage. And he spent the next twenty minutes just running around like a wild child.
This little princess had been a super grump all morning, but she was pretty happy once we went outside! She just played with a bucket and tried to scoot off her blanket. One of us stayed by her all the time to ensure she did not face plant in the driveway.
The sidewalk chalk adventure was only a semi-fail. I think he enjoyed it. We'll keep practicing - and maybe next summer our driveway will be perpetually covered in hopscotch and drawings of superheros.