Sunday, February 6, 2011

Swinging Away… and a CSN Giveaway

I’ve been amused (and maybe just a teensy bit jealous) at all the snow photos showing up around the blogosphere.  Here in Oregon, we’ve been having sunny skies and spring-like weather – a perfect time to be thinking about backyard swing sets and mud pies and frog hunts and sand squishing between little toes.
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We’ve got the start of a custom swing set up in our backyard, and the swing is the first place Miss Esmé heads whenever we go out.  With Grandpa and Grandma here last week, she got the hang of the whole pumping action.

Which is really great, because after a had fall last year from an abrupt push, she’s been scared to death of getting on a swing.  And now that she’s in control of the swing herself, she’s thoroughly enjoying it.  Not going very high, but enjoying it.

Speaking of swings, CSN’s Swingsets And More site has tons of swing sets and table sets and other outdoor play equipment for you to pick from:
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They also have the components for a custom play set if you’re making your own, like we are. 

AND – CSN is sponsoring a giveaway!  To enter to win a US $75 promotional code for use on any of CSN’s 200+ stores:
  • Comment on the giveaway post telling what you/your kids’ favorite backyard activity is.
  • If you are a follower or subscriber, leave a second comment for a second entry.

Open to US and Canadian readers only.  Winner will randomly be picked after Sunday, February 20th.

251 comments:

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slehan said...

Swinging on the tire swing.
Thanks for the contest.

slehan said...

Twitter follow you: slehan

sodahoney said...

Hands down the tampoline is the fav

sodahoney said...

I follow on GFC

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

treehouse

nickieisis3 said...

love water table or swing

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nickieisis3 said...

GFC follower (nickieisis3)

debbie said...

I would say playing with dog.
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debbie said...

I am a email subscriber.
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sweepmom said...

My son likes to play baseball.

Annette W. said...

Our favorite backyard activity varies with the weather. When snow is on the slide, that is the most popular (and snowmen).

Fair weather brings out the bats and balls. Both of my kids love to play!

Annette W. said...

I also follow!

lsfish said...

Just running around the yard!

peg42 said...

My kids love to play baseball or ride their bikes in the yard. Thanks so much for this wonderful giveaway!
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peg42 said...

I'm a follower (rickpeggysmith)
Thanks again
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abfantom said...

My daughter loves swinging on our backyard swingset.

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abfantom said...

I follow via GFC: abfantom

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Courtney said...

playing house!

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Courtney said...

blog follower!

melanie said...

Our favorite backyard activity - at least my son's favorite backyard activity is moving dirt around. He has completely dug up one side of the yard and moved it the other. Boys!!

melanie said...

And, I am a follower. :)

Jen said...

Trampoline jumping and baseball playing!

Jen said...

I'm a follower!

Kelly said...

My little girl loves to swing, she would do it all day long if she could.

Kelly said...

I follow u on twitter ktk502

Kelly said...

I follow via gfc

Kelly said...

I friended you on fb, too. Thanks for the contest.

Mami2jcn said...

My kids love riding bikes.

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Mami2jcn said...

I follow your blog.

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suburban prep said...

The little ones in my life like taking their toy trucks and digging and then moving it all around.
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elaine said...

When my daughter was little she loved her playhouse in the backyard.

Elaine R
emrosser@shaw.ca

Domestic Diva said...

jumping rope

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Domestic Diva said...

I follow on gfc

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Mysharona said...

My kids love playing kickball.

Tj and Amy said...

my daughter loves to swing and jump on her mini trampoline. amypugmire@live.com

Tj and Amy said...

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Tj and Amy said...

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Ashley said...

They like playing in the sandbox.

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Ashley said...

I'm a gfc follower.

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mverno said...

this time of year playing in the snow making snowmen and snowforts or whatever they dream up
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mverno said...

i follow via gfc as mverno
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Linda said...

They love to play on their swingsest.
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Katie said...

My daughter loves to head straight for her sand table!

Katie
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Katie said...

I follow with google friend connect

Katie
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Cindy said...

Our Favorite backyard activity is playing games such as badminton, kickball, etc.
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Cindy said...

I follow you via GFC - Cindy...
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Courtney said...

My kids love to jump on the trampoline & play volleyball.

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Katie said...

My son loves to chase the dog!

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Katie said...

I'm a GFC follower.

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AubreyLaine said...

We love the swing!
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AubreyLaine said...

I am a GFC follower
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traciet said...

My kids fav activity is gardening in the backyard! tracietrump@yahoo.com

traciet said...

gfc follower! tracietrump@yahoo.com

Laurah said...

Right now the favorite backyard activity is building snowmen

Laurah said...

Follow you as laurah via GFC

McKim said...

My son's favorite backyard activity is digging in the sandbox.
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McKim said...

I'm a follower via GFC.
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mkjmc said...

We love tether ball here
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mkjmc said...

GFC follower Kathy persons
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Julie D. said...

My favorite backyard activity is playing with my dog.
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Julie D. said...

I'm following via GFC.
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PAIGE said...

My kids love to run thru the sprinkler.
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PAIGE said...

I follow on GFC. elysesw
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Peace Love and Pets said...

My daughter was always a tomboy, she loved to be playing football, baseball and playing in the dirt with all the neighbor boys

Peace Love and Pets said...

I follow through GFC (Peace Love and Pets) and subscribe by email (peaceloveandpetsblog@gmail.com)

Kiara said...

I don't have any kids buy my nieces love to jumping rope.
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Stephanie said...

playing house in out little play house on the patio
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Kathy Detweiler said...

Catching fireflies!
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Kathy Detweiler said...

Following on GFC as Kathy Detweiler

sksweeps said...

My favorite backyard activity is meandering in my garden, and nibbling on homegrown goodies as I go (like blackberries, grapes, fruit...)

sksweeps (at) earthlink (dot) net

sksweeps said...

I'm a GFC follower of your blog

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cstironkat said...

We are sledding down our hill and building snowmen right now. In the summer we play games such as capture the flag and kickball. We also like to swing.

cstironkat said...

I follow you on GFC as cstironkat

Julieanne said...

My youngest daughter loves taking cast-off old kitchen and camping equipment and making mud pies and all kinds of outdoor "food" with whatever plants and rocks and whatever is available in the backyard.

Julieanne
http://www.JoyInOurJourney.com

Julieanne said...

I'm a follower via email subscriber, and via GFC.

Julieanne
http://www.JoyInOurJourney.com

BethElderton said...

My son liked to do his tae kwon do work outs on a heavy bag we had hanging in the back yard.
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BethElderton said...

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Tina said...

they love the swings

clc408 said...

My kids loved to have Super Soaker fights in the back yard. In winter, they liked sledding on our hill.

clc408 said...

Following on gfc (clc408)

Sharon Harmon said...

Our favorite backyard family fun time is our cute kidlets' big tree house! We have tea parties, play pirates, use binoculars to watch birds and see the mountains! ;)
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Sharon Harmon said...

Proud GFC Follower ;)
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littlelatina said...

sounds great

eek031880@hotmail.com said...

My kids love to play with on their trampoline.

eek031880@hotmail.com said...

I am a follower via GFC.

agatewood1 said...

My kids love to swim in the pool!
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agatewood1 said...

I follow on GFC agatewood1
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snowluvnferret said...

Grandkids love to play soccer

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sustahl said...

My son's favorite outdoor activity is playing kickball.

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amied027 said...

My kids love to jump on the trampoline in the backyard. Thanks! ard1977@gmail dot com

amied027 said...

following through GFC under amied027 ard1977@gmail dot com

mogrill said...

My daughter likes to do her slip and slide in the backyard.
Thanks for the chance.
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Tania said...

Our favorite backyard activity is playing badminton or making snow angels

Tania said...

I'm a GFC follower

llinda29 said...

love the pool

llinda29 said...

I gfc

Hippie4ever said...

Kicking the football Thanks! silenttributary at yahoo dot com

Hippie4ever said...

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The Fam said...

My little one loves digging in the garden with me!

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The Fam said...

I'm a follower!

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msrodeobrat said...

riding bikes!
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wcc said...

Gotta be playing on the swingset. Thanks for the chance! :)
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wcc said...

I'm a blog follower via GFC.
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Kimberly said...

The sandbox is a favorite!
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Kimberly said...

I follow with GFC. Thank you!
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ellie said...

My grandsons have a play house that resembles a ship in our backyard. Their favorite activity is pretending to be pirates.
Thanks for the giveaway!
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ellie said...

I follow via GFC (ellie)
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Shel said...

My daughter loves building sandcastles in the sandbox. I think she could spend hours playing in sand.

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Shel said...

I'm a new GFC follower (and number 500 for you!)

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edmontonjb said...

My boys love having nerf wars in the backyard

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edmontonjb said...

I follow with GFc

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erin m. said...

My Little sister loves to play with her soccer ball outside! Also Slip-N-Slide during summer is a fun way to distract them from boredom.

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erin m. said...

Following the blog via GFC.(panicxduh)
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dawns41 said...

The activity that is loved is swimming.
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Joy said...

Right now they are loving tether ball. Thanks.
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ohstac said...

My kids love blowing bubbles.
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ohstac said...

I follow on GFC
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Tim said...

playing on the rope swing.

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Anonymous said...

Our favorite backyard activity is playing with our dog! hanovertomato at yahoo dot com

Molomatic said...

my daughter loves blowing bubbles in the backyard! Thanks!

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Molomatic said...

I follow on GFC!

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Amanda said...

Being boys, they love hanging out by the creek and trying to catch (and release!) crawdads and frogs. They also love swinging from the willow branches. I've been thinking a zip line would be a really cool thing to install, and it looks like a pretty affordable (under $100) option!

Thanks so much for the chance to win this!

Amanda said...

I'm also a follower of your blog. Thanks again!

Jolene said...

going down the slide!

Debbie said...

Playing capture the flag!
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Debbie said...

I'm a gfc follower.
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nhmoose99 said...

slip and slide

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PaulineMilner said...

During the summer, the kids love to play soccer in the backyard. In the winter, we build them an ice surface where they play hockey from sun up until sun down on most days.

Thanks for the giveaway.

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PaulineMilner said...

I follow you publically on Google Friend Connect.

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Helena said...

Playing catch the frisbee with our border collie, Evee!
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Helena said...

Follower on GFC! (Helena)
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Jen said...

My boys love to play in the dirt!

Jen said...

I follow you on GFC.

clynsg said...

My grandson's favorite yard activity is putting his ball through a basketball hoop--it is prety low, since he is only 2, but he is getting better at throwing it in!

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clynsg said...

Follow via GFC

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Nancy said...

The current favorite backyard activity is riding bikes.

Nancy said...

I am following you on Twitter as njhhb.

cjbstar said...

Playing with the dogs and jumping on the trampoline

Sarah said...

Relaxing on the porch swing

Sarah said...

Following you via GFC

Hoa said...

Mandatory
My daughter's favorite backyard activity is the trampoline!

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Hoa said...

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Aisling said...

When my kids were smaller they had a "playhouse" with climber, slide and swings that they played on all the time. mcgillrmcgill(at)charter(dot)net

Aisling said...

I follow you with GFC. mcgillrmcgill(at)charter(dot)net

Derk Thomas said...

running around

mickeyfan said...

We used to host huge ballgames for the kids in town.

mail4rosey said...

My kids love to play Bolo Ball in the backyard.

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mail4rosey said...

I follow with GFC (mail4rosey).

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Deanna G. said...

I like playing fetch with my dogs. :)

Deanna G. said...

I subscribe w/Google Reader.

Adrienne said...

They like having foot races in the park. I like it too. Run them till they drop!! :))) acrook1@yahoo.com

Adrienne said...

I follow via GFC (acrook1)

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Laura said...

Our favorite backyard activities are swinging, sledding down the slight hill in our yard (if there's snow), and feeding the birds.
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katfam95 said...

We have a tiny hill in our backyard, so the kids have groomed a little sledding area for themselves.

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katfam95 said...

I follow on GFC.

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Tammy said...

Swimming!!!

Denise S. said...

My kids love hunting for bugs outside.
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Denise S. said...

GFC follower
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Erica C. said...

We love playing baseball.

Chisum Crew said...

I enjoy jogging the trails on our acreage. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

ckfrrt said...

Have to wait a while but my kids favorite activity is swimming in our pool
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ckfrrt said...

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Andrea D said...

swimming in the pool

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Andrea D said...

i follow u on gfc
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latishajean said...

I would have to say swings! Great giveaway thank you.
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latishajean said...

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Barbara said...

They just hang around on the deck with their friends.


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barbara.montyj said...

The kids love helping in the garden.
Thank you.
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barbara.montyj said...

I'm a new blog follower.
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Julieh said...

Ours love swimming in the pool.
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Julieh said...

I follow on gfc (julieh)
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paula michele said...

My kids have a deck and hideout off the back of the garage they love to play in. They also love playing in the back with the dogs.

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Jennifer M said...

Currently my daughter loves to slide when she's not playing with rocks.

Suz said...

Swinging on the swingset.


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AEKZ2 said...

My children like to play in their playpool.

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AEKZ2 said...

Google follower

CathyB said...

climbing in the treee house. dancejamboree at gmail dot com

CathyB said...

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ruslady said...

My kids love to play with water/mud or ride their bikes
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bkeg said...

My children's favorite backyard activity to do is make mudpies or play soccer.


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Nancy said...

We like to swim!

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Nancy said...

I follow with GFC.

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kakihara said...

my kids love to swing--and in the summer they love to play slip and slide.
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Tracey said...

Liz and Tristan like riding their bikes and playing Hide & Seek.
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crystalf said...

My girls love to ride their scooters and bikes out back. Thank you!!

crystalf said...

I'm a google follower!

Robin T said...

We love playing on the slide

Robin T said...

I follow via GFC - Robin T

dddiva said...

Play ball or frisbee with the dogs

dddiva said...

GFC

naturegirl said...

Just running around, playing with their friends, or watching the birds, squirrels and chipmunks that scamper through the yard.

susan1215 said...

My children like to play on their swing set, play frisbee and soccer

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susan1215 said...

follow via GFC

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js22 said...

swinging is their favorite backyard activity!
Thanks for the giveaway!
email in blogger profile.

js22 said...

I follow your blog on google friends connect- Joanne Schultz .
email in blogger profile.

Sarah said...

My kids like water balloon fights in the summer.

mary said...

My children love to swing and play freeze tag!

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mary said...

i follow you through gfc as mary

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Anonymous said...

they love to swing and play with a ball
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Kitty Cardero said...

We like to play tag or blow bubbles.

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