Our boys are at the ages where they are starting to realize it's a bit more fun to play together. Up until now they were like ships passing in the night. They'd play in and around the same area and often fight over toys but would never really play together. But lately we're seeing the tide change. One game that has brought them together is BATTLESHIP. Here's a picture of the two of them breaking in the garage sale find ($2).
This spirit of togetherness only lasted long enough for me to take 3 pictures of it. Then they moved on to their separate ventures. I wouldn't say hubby and I want to change them, but we do want to encourage together play. So, we bought a baseball set (thinking catching, pitching, hitting to each other) and a lacrosse set (also a little tossing to each other). The toys were a hit. But together was not the word of the day, unless you count the part where they both hit each other with the sticks and bats. They figured that part out in a hurry. While Coop tried out the new stuff, Mason wandered off to find his tried and true favorite -- the big, blue soccer ball.
PS -- In case you haven't heard, Coop and daddy are taking a vacation this coming week. (Mason and I will be having our own little staycation.) I hope that Steve will blog on the road, but I can't guarantee it.