She received a basketball hoop from Grandma and Grandpa Fisher. She loves playing with it and Ben is very happy to have something more active to do with her inside the house. She likes to put the ball in the hoop, but really likes to throw me the ball, I will shoot it and then she'll chase after it and start the process all over again. It's great for wearing her out before nap time. She took a 2 hour nap yesterday after we had been playing with it.
Here is a cute video of Chelsea playing with the hoop. It starts out pretty mellow, but then Molly comes in and Chelsea starts shouting at her to get out. It's really funny!
Picture of the hoop!
Grandma and Grandpa Loveland gave her an art easel! Chelsea has already colored several sheets and created two painting masterpieces :-) It's so fun to see how much she is enjoying her art projects and I love helping her. Another added bonus is that she wants to learn her colors while she draws. Below is a video of her using her easel for the first time and showing me her different colors :)
We've rearranged the basement into a very kid friendly zone! The ping pong table has been folded up into the corner, but can still easily be used. I've also added a diaper changing area in our guestroom and have all the necessities stored away to hang out downstairs with the kids easily. We are hoping to spend a lot of time downstairs and hopefully keep a lot of the clutter away from the upstairs.