We had the greatest time over this past weekend when we hit the road for a family get-away to Clifty Falls State Park in Indiana, about an hour and a half from where we live in Cincinnati. Once there, hubby and I, daughter, son-in-law, and little granddaughter had a memorable time...
...viewing waterfalls... ...hiking trails...
...and watching butterflies flitter along the trail.
There was much, much more--like tennis and swimming, swings, and picking dandelions. Mommy's story-reading time (in French, no less--this child is going to be multi-lingual!), and rides on Daddy's shoulders.
Oh, and the two feet game.
If you've never played this game before, here are the rules. Put an almost-two year old, dressed in lavender pjs with teddy bears on the front, on the bed between Grandma and Grandpa and see her raise both legs in the air. One of you cry, "Two feet!" and stick your legs in the air alongside of her. Hear the giggles. Lower legs, wait a second, then cry, "Two feet!" again--and all three of your raise your legs at the same time. Lower legs, pause, wait for her to chirp, "Two feet!" and start all over again. Repeat as often as necessary before you collapse with laughter.
I strongly recommend a weekend get-away with family--you'll come home with special memories, a refreshed outlook, and maybe even a writing inspiration or two.
Who knows. You might even discover a two feet get-away game of your own.