Saturday, January 22, 2011

Beach Day, Revisited

Yesterday the high temperature was something like 9 degrees and due to school delays, our stroller aerobics class was cancelled too. So we were snowed in...again. We all benefit from fun activities that beat the cabin fever. In other words....anything to keep us from going crazy sometimes!

So yesterday we had beach day! We did this last year too. Check out the link, don't they look so young? We also did Christmas in July when the oppressive heat was getting us down.

I cranked up the heat a bit, put the kids in their swim suits and broke out the baby pool as well as an assortment of hats and sunglasses. I also opened up their tents so that they could 'camp' in the living room.

Tessa kicked her feet back and 'sunbathed' for a while.

Later they watched a movie from the comfort of their pool. I was trying to find something summery or related to swimming but couldn't come up with anything. If only Disney didn't keep their films so tightly locked in the 'vault', we could have rented The Little Mermaid. We settled on a cartoon version of Swan Lake...springy right?

Nothing says warm summer day like hot dogs for lunch

Put a big tunnel atop the couch and voila!, a waterslide!

An exciting new addition to our house is a soda stream. The hope is that we can reduce cost and waste by making our own pop and seltzer. I'm the only one who drinks (diet) soda on a regular basis, but Jeremy also really likes seltzer.

The kids got to try a little orange pop too, which they enjoyed on our 'hot summer day'. I'm just hoping they realize it's for special occasions only.

At the end of the day the kids got to take a bath in their swim suits which Tessa was super excited about. I only heard about it though, as I was off enjoying "Mom's Night Out" with the ladies from stroller aerobics. Perfect ending to a perfect summer day.

1 comment:

cindy arnot said...

You are SO creative! What an awesome day you had.