Friday, April 08, 2011

Inside, Outside

Is it just us, or are you having wishy-washy weather too? Some days we spend entirely outside in our short sleeves and sandals. Then it rains and we pull out sweaters and turn on the heat again. Here are a few ways we've been spending our spring days.

INSIDE. We've been crafting with beans, marshmallows, toothpicks, leaves, and other household supplies. Owen spent a good afternoon decorating this bean monster.

OUTSIDE. We've been breaking out the sunscreen and shades. Gotta love kids in glasses.

INSIDE. Renaissance of the toys. We have brought out a whole slew of toys that were forgotten. This racetrack was up for a week straight. Owen drew up a plan, we built it, and the boys took turns sending car after car down the raceway.

OUTSIDE. Day trips to our nearby Happy Hollow are always a hit. Carousel rides, animal sightings, and lots of space to run and play.

INSIDE. There have been plenty of Easter preparations. We've made bunny hats, grown flowers, and had lots of living room egg hunts.

OUTSIDE. It's all about the park. Last week we hit four different ones. Basic need of boys = getting energy out!

INSIDE. Movie after movie after movie. Sick days called for TV. Rainy days called for TV. I'm kind of done with TV.

Still waiting for that week of outside, outside, outside.


janet solomon said...

I want to come to your house and play. At least you get some warm, sunny days. We have had snow for weeeeeeeeks. Love your funny bunnies. Love your blogs even if it is of my grandkids.

Kimba said...

you're so good, there've been no crafts here! just trains and TV. :) love his bean monster! and the hats are awesome.

Abby said...

That bean monster!!!!!!!!! I LOOOOOVE it. How did you do it? DId you use a coloring book page? What did you glue the beans on with? And WHERE did you come up with such a great idea?!?!

Britanny said...

You are a fun momma! And, can I just tell you that those pictures of Gavin (especially the one with the sunglasses and straw cup) make me giggle. Cute boys!!!

Angela said...

Such fun creative things you've been doing. Thanks for sharing your pictures.