Friday, January 24, 2014

Lots of Indoor Fun

Ok, much more lighthearted than yesterday.  Maeve and I were inside a lot yesterday and needed to kill some time and have fun.  Momma was getting tired of playing Umi City and giving checkups to bears, so we did a couple of fun things.

First, she was dying to go out and play in the snow, but it was seven degrees out and I did not feel like it.  So I went out and scooped her up a bowl of snow and let her play with it in the sink.  She did many experiments with the snow, most of which involved melting.  Now maybe you would think that this would be a bad idea because I'd be stuck trudging out to the snow over and over again, but snow is kind of self-limiting that way; eventually, her hands got too cold.  But she scooped and measured and had a lot of fun.

The other trick up my sleeve was the old baking-soda-and-vinegar trick, only we made it more exciting with the addition of sparkles and food coloring and a little dish soap.  She was underwhelmed at first, but once the bubbles came up over the top of the glass, it got exciting.  She really wanted to play with the foam afterwards, but I kept making her smell it and telling her it was yucky vinegar foam and not fun to play with.  Plus it had food dye in it and heaven help us when that stuff gets on your hands.

So we had a good time inside yesterday, and I hope you all have a great Friday and a fun weekend.

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