I decluttered the downstairs toy closet just a little and brought a few items upstairs for Lincoln and Evan to play with. The sunglass bin was one of those items.
At first Evan tried on a few pairs, then he decided they all should go away--up high on the counter was his preference. He wanted them out of his sight. Later in the day he mellowed and tried on a few more pairs. Two year olds are fickle.
Last year when we sorted through five boxes of Legos from Craig's list, we ended up with a small bag of nonLego "treasures." The bag has been sitting in my closet for a year--waiting for what?? Further sorting, of course! L&E and I did that today.
Another toy from downstairs: animal bowling. As the name suggests you set up the animal pins and then bowl them down. Lincoln enjoyed it. Evan opted out.
Evan played with the hats in the front bench. He wore a few different ones and he had great-grandma wear one, too. (Unfortunately the hats are child-size so it wasn't a great fit for her.)
After nap time, Lincoln did two puzzles. He was up for doing more, but I wasn't.
Instead I pulled out yet another item relocated from downstairs! It's a Discovery Toy item called Playful Patterns. It's a lot like pattern blocks, but different shapes. Lincoln liked it and asked to leave his cards out to show to opa when he came home.
Evan and I did one puzzle together, then he was distracted by whatever Lincoln was doing. I love this Ravensburger puzzle--see the little holes in the puzzle? You pop out the pieces. The little kids love doing it. So many cool toys! So little time. :-( (So little storage space!)
Opa came home. We had dinner. It was play time again!
Evan wanted opa to get up and do something for him, but opa didn't move so Evan started pushing him. Evan does this to great-grandma, too. If she doesn't move fast enough he prods her! Opa finally obliged him by rolling over which Evan thought was great fun. Lincoln came to join in on the fun.
Finally we pulled out the art cards, the dinosaur cards, and the vehicle tiles. It takes a lot of different activities to fill a half hour with two toddlers! (Fortunately for us, the toddlers are usually happy to play on their own, but sometimes we want to play with them. They are very entertaining.)