Day to day living with 2 small kids
having fun, learning, creating and growing every single day
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
It's not quite warm enough to swim yet (by my standards anyway) but that doesn't prevent us from having a little fun with water! While I was watering the plants today I let the little man have the spray bottle filled with water. He LOVES this spray bottle & will water the plants, his bikes, the braai (bbq), the table etc. Well, today he worked out he can water....himself. It was SOOOO funny watching him turn the nozzle around & spray himself. He got a big fright every time, but it only took nanoseconds to go from this face:
To this face:
and this face:
So clearly he was really enjoying the water. It really is the simplest things with kids, a $1 spray bottle and water from the tap provided tons of entertainment!!
Since he was enjoying the water so much I also brought out the "water painting" supplies - a cup of water & a paint brush. This idea was taught to me by a really good friend of mine (who also happens to be an awesome Mum!). Simply dip the paintbrush in the water & "paint" the cement - works like a charm, and dries up quickly. No mess, no fuss. Ok, there was a little mess because my little guy decided to make handprints, and he had on a long-sleeved t-shirt, so he got the sleeves soaking wet. Which would have been fine, but he went straight from "painting" to digging in the dirt & got rather muddy. Still, he was happy, we spent time outdoors, and we had a really nice morning. What more could I ask for?