Tuesday, May 18, 2010

rainy day goodness

I used to love rainy days.....snuggling up on the couch with a good book, watching movies, napping......then we got a dog.  A wet dog tracking in mud is not my idea of fun.  But then, we had children.  Children who have restored my love of rainy days.  They see a rainy day and cheer, "Hooray! We get to build blanket tents in the basement! And play with flashlights!"  
All is good.  

Yesterday I picked up some new paint for the kids. Based on their reactions, you would have thought it was Christmas.  So instead of blanket camps, they made pictures. Plenty of pictures. Pictures that sadly will have to go into the recycling bin when they are not looking. Or get mailed out to a few hundred of our closest friends.  There are quite a few keepers in this batch though.
Mommy, look, here's Daddy grabbing you a flower!
 Here's Daddy grabbing you another flower!

Then there's this one.  I painted a sunshine and a stem to get my two year old started. I suggested she paint a pink or purple circle on top of the stem. This is more like what she had in mind.

 A beautiful sunflower, which then morphed into a beautiful garden.

 The rain continued for a second day and so did paint-a-palooza. I literally had to drag the little one away from the table to eat lunch and dinner.

 Those yellow circles under the rainbow? That's sunshine. Because as you know,  you can't have a rainbow without it.  :)

1 comment:

  1. Sweet post! I need to get the paints out more often...
    Thanks for stopping over, now I have found you!