07/28/2009 at 08:00 AM EDT
Perfecting his golf game and carting around TV cameras, Kevin
Federline took a day off daddy duty Monday – conceding that after
years of legal wrangling with Britney Spears
, things are calming down.
"To watch them grow is great," Federline says of his sons
Sean Preston, 3, and Jayden James, 2, at Ryan
Scheckler's X Games Celebrity Skins Classic just outside L.A. "It's been quite a journey to get to where we are. But I'm really happy with the way everything
He adds, "They have a fun everything! They're into tigers, lions and
dinosaurs, and all that."
Federline has been overseas recently, in France and Sweden, watching
the boys, while Spears has been performing on her "Circus"
tour. The experience was good, he says – though Federline admits he
didn't know how two young children would be staying in Europe.
"I had a really good time with the kids out there," Federline tells
PEOPLE. "They were alright. It worked out pretty good for them. I was
a little worried about it at first, but it worked out great."
His favorite part? "France was awesome, Sweden was great. Those were really the
only places we went. We had enough time to go around and do touristy
things that I don't normally get to do … We had the time to go out and
see what the cities had to offer. We got to go to the museums, we got
to take them to the Eiffel Tower, go on some boat rides, things like
that. It was a lot of fun."
Asked about Spears, Federline has no comment. When asked about
her concerts, he claims to "have no idea."
Federline, wearing a yellow polo shirt, baggy khaki shorts and
sneakers on the golf course, and looking heavy, was filmed by a TV
crew that he had with him. They filmed the still-secret project in an empty patio section of the course, as Federline smoked cigarettes and talked with friends.
"I have a lot of different things I'm working on right now," Federline says. "None of the things are really floating yet … as soon as I have the chance to come out and tell everybody about it, I will."
He adds, "Once we're done with everything, it will be great to get
back to work. I've taken [time] to be with my family. Now it's time
for daddy to get back to work ."