These fun colors were just what I needed and it was the perfect amount of time for me last night, too.
What am I so busy doing with my kids, you might ask? Well considering it has rained almost everyday since pre-school let out you might think we've been outside. Not the case:
They did have pants and shoes at some point in the adventure. Naturally, they ended up in underwear.
Once they had their fill of dancing and splashing, I added some buckets and pitchers to stretch the fun out a little more. This lasted a total of nearly three hours (bonus - I have a fairly clean garage now)! It never fails to amaze me what activities will keep them interested the longest!
Yesterday we took the light rail into uptown Charlotte to visit Discovery Place. We have not been since our last visit during their renovation. It was kind of a bummer because so much was closed. I was so happy to see the preschool room open again. So much to see and do!
One of our favorite activities was a light table with magnetic tiles in a rainbow of colors. At first we tried to build in 3D with them, but soon found the magic was really in keeping them flat.
Yes, 2D. Look interesting to you?
Jack figured it out pretty quick. It's like making a quilt!
Glad they were happy to play at this table for a long time, because I had at least as much fun as them. Now, to figure out where to buy these tiles, and more importantly, make a light table!
This is what my porch looks like right now. My neglected Handstitched Camp project just waiting for me to come out and work on it. It is hard to sew on the porch while the kids are playing in the backyard. They still just need so much attention. Oh, well - it will get finished someday!
Am I the only one having a tough time fitting sewing in during an action packed summer? If you have any tips I would love to hear them!