Rainy Day Fun- “Beach Day”

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Rainy Day Fun  “Beach Day”!
Last week I was working at home on Tuesday and it was raining.  I was trying to think of a fun activity to keep both the kids busy.  I got to thinking about what I remember doing as a little girl with my sisters.  We would wake up early, all go downstairs get out the umbrellas and towels, lay out on the couch like we were at the beach. 

So, when my daughter woke up on Tuesday, I had already gathered up the umbrellas and towels and had them ready for her in the living room.  I told her it was going to be a special fun day today while mommy worked at home.  She was a little confused at first (haha) but quickly became so excited! 
       This guy wasn’t too sure about the whole thing ๐Ÿ™     
Gwen on the other hand was ready to jump right in before breakfast!
 We had a fun time making a huge mess out of a mixture of paint, water, glue, and glitter. She decided that she needed a telescope to look for treasure! We took an empty paper towel tube and glittered it up and accessorized with stickers.

While I was working I didn’t notice that she had gone into the kitchen and helped herself to some kitchen tools…a turkey baster???? Really???  Made quite the mess but kept her busy for quite some time.

We made seashell shaped pancakes. These didn’t turn out exactly like I thought it would but my daughter didn’t care, she thought it was pretty cool and that is all that matters ๐Ÿ™‚

We decorated the lid of a pizza box. I found the pole to an old mop that I was able to poke through the holes in the pizza box. The kids painted this like a palm tree and put a little sunshine on it. 


 What an imagination a 4 year old has! 
The umbrellas were a little dangerous for the little guy but my daughter made sure to keep him safe.  She is such a good big sister ๐Ÿ™‚
I think her favorite part was wearing her bathing suit all.day.long…  She picked out her rainy day ducky bathing suit, very appropriate! 
My 16 month old was not too sure what was going on, but he was having fun too! He liked to just roll around on the blankets/towels (hehe).  I later found him sitting on the train table just playing by himself.  I am not sure where that battery came from laying on the blanket next to him…he tends to carry around the oddest things.

Even the stuffed animals need a little shade!

“Phew, I am so sweaty!”  Where does she come up with these???

What does everyone else like to do on rainy days?
~Posted by Leanne

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