Wednesday, May 29, 2013

It's a Water Party!

If you're a new follower because of the giveaway we're doing, I guess I should let you know that I'm NOT a fashion blogger.  That was for fun, and probably never again, so hopefully you're not disappointed :) (You should be more disappointed if I were to continue. . . )

If I had known that our patio area wasn't fenced in, I probably wouldn't have signed with this apartment complex.  Olivia loves to be outdoors and it would be so nice if she could play out there with out my constant supervision (read: sitting and blocking her from making a break for it) But we're only here for five more months, so I deal with it.  One day it was pretty warm out and Olivia and I were driving each other crazy (thanks to an early nap leaving us with a looooong stretch of afternoon)

So I got her into a ballerina outfit/swimsuit and filled a bowl with ice cubes, a large cup with water and some measuring cups to scoop with and we headed out to the patio area. 

Dumping water from the cup into the bowl of ice.

 

"Olivia say cheese!" She had no interest in posing for me.  Too much to do!

And we start drinking the water.  I guess it's pretty clean.


Dumping water and ice from the bowl into the cup.

Drinking from the cup.


And of course brother was there with us too!  He had a great time being outside.  Love this kid, so chill.

After I put away the camera I had to fill Olivia's cup no less than ten times.  So if you do a similar activity, you might want access to a hose.

So what are some other great ideas for entertaining toddlers, inside or outdoors?  Olivia is getting bored of me and her toys. 

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  1. Great idea! I'm super psyched to have a backyard w/ a fence at our new place. Chasing after a toddler is NOT relaxing :)

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    1. I know! You had a lake, I have a busy street! You are so lucky!

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  2. How cute...she might be revealing a swim-fish characteristics ;) Pinterest always has greta ideas for activities with small kids :)

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    1. Thanks! I can't wait to take her in the pool this summer, I think she's really going to take to it.

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  3. That's a great idea! I will store it away for when G is old enough. :)

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    1. It's so hard to find activities for that pre-toddler stage!

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  4. For indoors, I like educational things; like making numbers and hopping to and from each number, like twister but with bunny hops. Also, great fun things are easy science experiments with ice :) or painting in the bath, or just getting messy with paint. Cardboard box and washable paints/stamps/stencils/stickers and little Olivia could have her own fort.

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    1. I love the bunny hop idea! Maybe colors to start with since that's what I've been focusing on with her lately. Thanks!

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    2. Definitely, I wasn't sure what her age was... colors might be more appropriate & hey-you could even do it with the twister mat!?

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