Friday, March 28, 2014

Coasting to Spring...

We're generally a pretty healthy bunch around here, but M had an ear infection last week and Nolan has a pretty ugly cough today. (Wrote this a few days ago - took me a while to get pics added... Turns out it was croup!  It was pretty quick, though, and he's all better now.)  Thankfully there's not much on the calendar this week so we are taking it easy and laying low.

This morning Nolan played with the cloud dough that we made the other day while I did the dishes and then we made apple cheddar muffins - we did sit and watch a lot of TV, but at least there was some play and some productivity, too!

The cloud dough was a recipe I found when I was starting to get cabin fever last month - I searched for a bunch of activities to do with toddlers and finally got around to trying this on this weekend.  With only two ingredients (eight cups of flour and one cup of oil -we used baby oil), it was a super simple one to make and Nolan was entertained for a long time.  I'm not sure how long it keeps, but we've got it in a pail on the counter ready to play with until it all ends up swept into the garbage.  It does make a bit of a mess...

Another activity I tried from that same website was painting in the bathtub with shaving cream colored with food coloring.  N had fun painting the walls around the tub, and clean up was just a matter of taking off the diaper and running the water!  Both fun and easy.  He is really looking forward to being able to get outside more, though. 

Inside, his toys of choice are Daddy's screwdrivers and a "working TV 'mote."  He has toy tools, and even some old remotes, but he knows there is a big difference.  Especially since he's been helping Dad change light fixtures.  He wants the real tools all the time now.

Madeline is done basketball and soccer, so we are pretty free these days.  She's looking for something else to get busy with - we're helping her stay occupied by having her watch Nolan while we get out on our own every now and then.  Her basketball wind up introduced us to an awesome place that N and I have been back to a couple of times already - Boomers Air Park.  Do you have one of these where you live?  It's a trampoline park - a warehouse that's wall to wall trampolines (including up the walls!)  They have toddler time during the day a few times a week, so we've been out there having a blast.

I hope you are healthy, not too busy, and are enjoying your loved ones!

1 comment:

Nicole said...

Just showed the trampoline pic to Luke who said he would have loved that. He was just at drop in Gymnastics today to use the tramp!!I am guessing it is something new since we left. Looks like a great place to go when you are stuck inside!!!