|Sooooo much rain.|
If you were anywhere in the vicinity of DC last week, chances are, you were wet. It rained all week...and not just an on-and-off drizzle---no, this was a "gather the wood and the animals, I am going to build an ark" kind of rain. Chloe was also just getting over a bug. Needless to say, we were inside a lot.
Although I hate being a house mouse, I was excited to try out a few of the activities I'd found on Pinterest. (I described this website a few posts ago, and don't forget to follow me by clicking on the little red button over there ---->)!
It's no secret that LB loves the beach, so first up, I decided to build her an oatmeal "sandbox." I'd seen a few variations on this idea, but here's what we did:
|Filled a big bowl with dry oatmeal; added some feathers and pom poms for a different sensory feel, and so she'd have something fun to "dig" for.|
|Grabbed a shovel and let her go!|
|Of course, it was fun to throw the oatmeal out of the bowl, so I tried to get her to put it into the other container (a little fine motor work, as well as me trying to keep the kitchen semi-clean). It kinda worked.|
|Aside from the sandbox, we spent a lot of time building with/ hiding blocks.|
|The rain broke for about 34 seconds, so we decided to head outside an enjoy the puddles!|