The first weeks of break, I was really good at doing projects and/or crafts. I was even pretty good at taking pictures of our adventures. I didn't get everything but here are a few of our fun summer activities.
I had seen a few things on Pinterest on ice cube water color and decided to try it out. The ice cubes were slightly difficult to make as I had to mix the paint and the water in the individual ice cube sections. Add to that the fact that I didn't actually have normal ice cube trays. I totally thought I did but alas, I did not. What I did have were ice cube trays to make chess pieces. Thanks James! So I finally got the dang ice cubes mixed and stuck in the freezer. The next morning, Henry and I ventured out to try them. We have a small patch of grass that gets shade early in the morning so I stuck his table over there and got him started. We began with paper but the ice made the paper too wet to really make any marks at all. I had seen that some people on Pinterest used fabric. Again, I didn't plan too well apparently and had no fabric. What's a resourceful mama to do? Steal one of her husband's plain white t-shirts of course! That worked out really well! Henry had a blast painting with his water color chess piece ice cubes on his daddy's shirt! Not quite what I had in mind, but turned out to be fun for Henry and really, that's all that counts :)
Painting in the shade.
Our finished product... think James will wear it? :)
I think this was his favorite part of the whole thing!
What? I didn't do anything.
How can you be mad at that face???
He got three good bites out of that dough ball.
Frosting the cookies.
Daddy helping with sprinkles.
Last year we got Henry a small inflatable pool and water slide. It sadly did not survive the summer. I had been meaning to get one over spring break but just never go around to it. After so many hot days with no pool, I finally found one. A bigger inflatable pool with a built in sprinkler! Fun!!
Think he likes it?
Random picture time!!! I think Henry is a budding photographer because he has been taking pictures lately all by himself and they are pretty good.... for a three year old! One day, he did all eight of his little puzzles and was so proud, he wanted to take a picture of them. So he did.
This was taken by Henry :)
This next one is just a sweet picture of me and my baby boy. He had just gotten up from a nap and was super extra cuddly :)
My baby boy :)
One of my many projects that I wanted to get done over break, was to paint the old office which will now be the new nursery. It was a light gray and I wanted a bit more girly color. We settled on a light lavender shade. Henry, of course, wanted to help!
He had his own little paint station and did pretty well not making too big of a mess :)
Then it came time to get things ready for our annual beach vacation. We were staying a bit longer than we usually do, so we asked my dad to watch Daisy for us. Before we took her down, we gave her a nice bath. Henry, or course, wanted to help!
Giving Daisy a nice rinse.
All clean and ready to visit papa!