Saturday, October 5, 2013

new activities

The rainy season has started here in Portland. I forgot how much I don't like being cooped up inside. 
Logan has found a couple ways to entertain himself. I have to say I am not a mess person. No, I'm not the cleanest person ever, but when I can't control the mess it is hard for me not to get some anxiety. I need to work on that now that I have a 2-year-old...

Here are some ways Logan has tried to help me...

Playing in the flour while I tried to make some empanadas for dinner.

And peeling all of the wrappers off the crayons. The. Whole. Box. It took him a good part of the day, but he had his mind set on doing it. This one made me laugh. But if this were my box of crayons, he'd be in big trouble--and I wonder where he gets some of his OCD habits.

One new activity we tried was making bath paint, just with shaving cream and food coloring. Logan was really excited. The anti-mess in me has kept me from letting Logan use any kind of paints. (Did I mention we are also living in a condo with all white carpets, even under the kitchen table?)

Like I said, really excited.

Here he goes at it.

And we can't forget Bennett watching from the sidelines.

Next time, I'll give him less. I had to empty the tub and fill it back up again to actually give him the bath he needed.

Any other rainy day suggestions? We'll have plenty of those days...


Katie Matthews said...

I made moon sand with Maggie. I found it on pinterest and she loved it. Messy, so I just did it on a day that I wanted to mop the floors anyways.

Kaitlin Ellingson said...

Haha! These are awesome! You are so creative! I am totally the same with the whole mess thing. I think I just need to come to terms that they will happen.

Tara Siddoway said...

Pinterest has got to have seen ideas! I'm with you on the mess stuff. No wonder we are friends!