07/28/2009 AT 8:00 AM ET
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 is going.”
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 .”