Friday, October 19, 2012

Friday Fun

My oldest son did not have school today, so we are spending the day at my parent's house.  I rushed around this morning to get a load of the kids' laundry done, some cupcakes baked for an event tomorrow, and everything packed up for our day trip.  One of the wonderful benefits of living near Grandma and Grandpa!  The kids were thrilled to take a trip to the farm.

We are making today all about Halloween.  Grandma needed some help decorating her house, so the kids will be getting her house ready for the big day.  We are also baking and decorating cut-out cookies, which the kids will love.  We found a great assortment of sprinkles at Target that are made in a nut-free facility, so I'm sure the cookies will be covered in them!  To top it off, we brought along a Nickelodeon Halloween DVD and Halloween Mac and Cheese.  What a fun day for the kiddos!

It's been terribly rainy this week, so we had to have some indoor fun.  One of my kids' favorite activities is to bat around balloons.  Turn on some music and let them have some fun!  We try to see how long we can keep the balloon off of the ground.  They love the challenge and giggle away while they're playing.


Keeping those balloons up in the air!

We also did some painting this week.  We have a bucket of different "messy" items we pull out every once in awhile.  The little guy did this while the Princess was at school, so I could contain the mess (even though it still got everywhere!).  Crayola made some paints that could be used by holding on with your hand a few years ago.  I'm not sure if they still make them, but they are a little easier and less messy than hauling out the paints and brushes.  Needless to say, he had a wonderfully messy time!  Thank goodness for the smock.

The little artist

Now that the weather is starting to get chillier, I'll be working hard coming up with some fun, out-of-the box activities to do indoors.  Time to start using the creative side of my brain!

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