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07 Apr, 2012

Must be Spring

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Easy ways to make kids happy

If there’s one kind of children’s toy I love more than any it’s outdoor toys. Skates, bikes, ride-ons, wagons, skipping ropes, kites, stilts (YES), balls, you name it… it is in our garage. We also have one pogo stick, as our youngest will demonstrate below.

Speaking of toys, I can’t wait to show you what Sarah is getting for her birthday. (!)

1 Response to "Must be Spring"

1 | Nadine

April 8th, 2012 at 1:02 am


Fantastic! I would have lasted about 4 hops before collapsing… I’m quite certain that you could register her time in the Guinness Book of Records !

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