While we have access to a back yard with its play equipment, the girls love to spend time outdoors jumping on the trampoline. Today we discovered a new way to bounce — with a bit of help from under the trampoline!

Playing on and under the trampoline, October 2012
Laying under the trampoline, I use my feet to push the girls up into the air and set them bouncing.

Playing on and under the trampoline, October 2012
Delaney and Brioni wait for the kick-off.

Playing on and under the trampoline, October 2012
It's extra hilarious to be bounced by another person.

Brioni laughing on the trampoline, October 2012
I love to play with my children — I now realise how my time with them is so precious.

I love taking making the time to enter into our girls’ games. They are so imaginative and delightful, and although I often feel that my chores are calling me, the girls will not remember if the dishes are washed or the clothes folded, but they will remember if I joined with them in a spontaneous moment of pure play.