Monday, August 01, 2011

Loving the Long, Sunny Days and Beautiful Evenings

Oh how we’re enjoying this summer!!  The days during the winter are cold and the sun sets early so we take advantage of the summer weather as much as we can.  Last week we found a few evening activities that we could do at home and all of them were hits! 

One evening Hannah wanted to play with sidewalk chalk so we did that and then when a couple of neighbour kids came out to join her I whipped up a batch of sidewalk chalk paint.  (1/4 cup corn starch + 1/4 cup water + food colouring for each muffin cup of paint)




You’ll quickly see in this post that Hannah fully gets into whatever activity she’s doing!  My experience has also been that this paint washes right out of her clothes which is a bonus!IMG_1359


Another evening we went for a walk while she drove her Princess car.  I was amazed at how her driving skills had improved since last time we had the car out a little while back.IMG_1346


This final activity was one I saw on a friend’s blog and to say that Hannah got right into it is an understatement!  Since we don’t have a lawn to set up on I put an old sheet on the driveway and then some paper on that and let her go to it!

It started out much as I had anticipated:  cute little hand prints on the paper that I already imagined tucking away in her art keepsake box.IMG_1315

Very quickly this delicate approach was not enough for my girl.  IMG_1316


Who wants to paint on paper when there are lots of other canvasses available?IMG_1318


Cute little painted toesIMG_1328


Before hitting the tub we stopped in the backyard for a dip in her little pool.  A good place to take at least the first layer of paint off.IMG_1344


So many precious summer moments for my sweet little girl and I!IMG_1331


  1. *Sigh* Gotta love summer. Hannah sure looks like she's enjoying it. Next time we're in town, I will finger paint with her as well.

  2. Auntie D, Hannah would love that! One of her favourite mediums is chocolate pudding! Do you think you could handle that? ;o)

  3. Looks like lots of fun!

    My friend sticks her kids in the bath tub (no water, no clothes) and puts finger paint on the ledge of the tub and then they just paint right onto the wall (and them selves and each other). Then when they are done clean up is pretty easy. I keep thinking I need to remember that for a rainy or cold day activity. You made me remember so I thought I would share :)


  4. What a fun mommy you are!!!!


  5. Yeah! I'm glad you guys got to do the painting! I love that Hannah started painting herself...cute, cute stuff!! :) Lots of love to you girls!

  6. Love how Hannah really gets into her projects. Looks like a lot of fun.

  7. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the pic of Hannah in the arms of that boy (where you can only see part of his face), I'm assuming he is a neighbour. I'm not sure why but the pic moves me! I love seeing neighbourhood kids outside playing with each other the way it was when we were kids!


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