Apparently, Sussex, WI, where my parents live, is the land of 10,000 parks. There is a park around every corner and they each have a crucial element for Harper's entertainment, sand! There are sand boxes big and small in all these local parks. The only bad thing about it was trying to convince Harper to leave when we were ready to go home.
Another downside to our outdoor adventures was the fact that the bees appeared to love Muga's hair spray and didn't want to leave us alone. Fortunately we all walked away without any bee stings.
If sandboxes were Harper's favorite Wisconsin activity, running on the deck with Grandpa was a close second. My dad spent lots of time with her, literally just running back and forth on the small deck behind their condo.
Again, Harper's least favorite part was when I put an end to that activity in favor of bedtime.
She is definitely at an age where she finds something she likes and wants to do it over and over and over again. Between playing with Grandpa and playing with Auntie Shannon (when Harper wasn't ignoring her), getting to bed proved to be a big challenge. We are currently in the process of re-conditioning her!