As every parent knows, trying to make time for your kids in the midst of the busyness of everyday stuff is not always easy and is an area of life all too easily overlooked.
We're far from perfect in this, but we do try to make sure we spend at least part of the day with them and now that summer is here it is so much easier as we can spend the early evening out in the garden.
The swing and the trampoline are firm favourites with both boys (Dad also enjoys the trampoline!) and they seem to love to egg each other on to swing and jump ever higher.
Eli jumping as high as he can
Joel took this photo
Joel practising his star jumps