Thursday, August 30, 2012

Bath Paint

Pinterest strikes again with an easy and fun bath activity.

My favorite things to "pinterest" are the super easy ones. Shocker.

To make bath paint you need foam shaving cream , food coloring and a paint or basting brush. Thats ALL!

I took 3 small containers and whipped up 3 different colors for our paint.

I chose a basting brush because it was handy.

We did this right before our bath. I decided not to fill the tub with water yet, so that all this colored "paint" could be washed out before the actual bath. Worked like a charm.

 Zoe got in on the action too!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Happy Birthday!

The greatest man I know celebrated a birthday yesterday. 

Happy Birthday Dad! 

You have a contagious smile and a lovable personality. I give you a hard time because I wonder why God made my dad an Alabama fan (and while I'm asking him questions, an Alabama husband too). I wonder what I did to deserve that. 

I love you anyway and so does this little guy!

Happiest of birthdays to you! We love you!!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Costumes and Goop

Hey Readers,
I have a fun activity for your toddlers. I made it up...Sike (Psych?), I got it from Pinterest of course.

Its called "Goop".

You will need:
Plastic container (preferably deep)
Play spoons and bowls

As you can see, we started this experiment inside, which was a BIG mistake. So, my advice is to do this outside in a place you don't mind cornstarch to fall. We moved outside.

The blog that I read mentioned starting out with just dry cornstarch and letting them play with the dry substance and use their imaginations. Bake always loves to make a "mountain" anytime he is playing with a powder. (Like when he helps me make pancakes or muffins).

Then I let him slowly add Tablespoons of water to test different consistencies. Once its mixed together, it has the most interesting texture. Is it liquid, is it solid? I just don't know. What I do know is that it kept this boy entertained for about an hour and a half. That, my friends, is a victory!

Once we moved outside, we wanted to drizzle the goop onto the newspaper, which was another neat way to play with it.

As if this wasn't enough entertainment for a Monday, we received 2 special packages from Ebay that I bought for fun. Bake has been very into "dress-up" now that his new class has a huge dress up bin for the kids to play in. On multiple occasions, I have picked him up and he is sporting a Minnie Mouse dress, witch's skirt, Pluto hat, you name it. So, I decided we could have some fun with costumes at home. So, I found these cheap costumes on Ebay and away we went.

Sadly, this is the best one I could get of the pirate, but he did lots of "ARRR's"

We went from a super fun Monday to a pretty disastrous Tuesday. Nothing major, just a lot of discipline challenges. I have to say that Bake is a great kid 90% of the time, but that 10% will send you to drinking, real quick.
See ya 'round mateys!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Weekend Beach Trip

We took a short trip to Orange Beach this weekend thanks to my awesome Aunt Lucy and Uncle Pat who graciously let us stay at their place. Sometimes these trips can be more stressful than fun, but luckily we were surprised that everyone had fun and relaxed for the most part.
 Bakes enjoyed breakfast on the bay and all there was to see from the porch. Their condo overlooks Ono Island.

When we asked him what his favorite part about the trip was he said "Going in the dark to look for crabs" AKA, "crabbing". I had forgotten how much fun this can actually be. This boy hasn't played outside at night...well, ever.
 Frustration at its finest. I love this picture because its a glimpse of reality. Baker is in a stage where if we say "Don't put your shirt in your mouth", he quickly does said thing as fast as he can which leads to the face pictured above by one, Brent Jones.
 Armed and ready for what crabs might come our way!

 Shocker that I barely took any pictures. My camera is too bulky to take to restaurants and to the beach. There is enough stuff to bring, so I opted out of many pictures this trip. I'm sure we will survive.

We ate at Original Oyster House on Friday night which was perfect for Baker to get to run around during our 2 hour wait. This wait was actually bearable since we had been in the car for 5.5 hours. It allowed him to get some energy out.
We did a lot of "beach" and less pool this trip. If I haul 1/2 of my belongings down to the sandy beach, I better be staying for at least a few hours. Luckily we were able to convince Baker that the ocean was just as good as the pool. He got a little pool time in too though.
This was the first beach trip that Baker actually enjoyed swimming in the ocean. It was calm, the weather was nice and it was just generally an easy trip. Plus, Bake had a blast and that is all I can ask for.

Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. Colossians 3: 12-14