Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Watching Paint Dry

We've been getting a lot of use out of the kids' craft book that Barb sent us. Kate loves looking through it and telling us what she'd like to make. The brad-jointed paper animals especially are a big hit. Lately she's been wanting to paint them herself. This requires a bit of supervision, of course, but she does pretty well. The hard part is waiting for the paint to dry before she can play with them. Mostly we've been going outside to play "kickety-kick ball." (That's from Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! Thank you Wubbzy for giving us kickety-kick ball and hippity-hopscotch.) Sometimes she lays the paint on rather thickly, and then we have to wait longer. Waiting is hard when you're three.

(Excuse the messy hair!)

I've been managing to get a rest most days, after lunch. Here's a cute little Sculpey dragon that Doug made for Kate while I was napping. Its tail got singed in the oven. (It looks deliberate, no? Like Siamese points. Shhhh!)

We had a couple of miserably hot days this last week, but things seem to be back to normal now (rather gray and rainy). We took Kate to the splash park on Friday, which she did not like. Well, she enjoyed watching the fountains, but didn't want to get in the water. We did get her to step on a couple of the fountains. (Baby steps, baby steps.) I got a little sunburned.


Barb said...

I'm so glad seh likes the book! How fun! I'm glad I bought one for us too, even though it will be a couple of years before our munchkin is old enough to use it.

Cute dragon!

juliekintaiwan said...

Fun times! Thanks for sharing. How are you doing?

aaron&marianne said...

what a fun daddy to make things with his daughter!

Laura Call said...

We love "kickety-kick ball", too. My kids are big Wubbzy fans.

Glad you've been able to get some rest. That can be hard when you have a little one to look after.

wholarmor said...

That's such a cute little slideshow! I'll bet his parents loved it!

Congrats on the new bun in the oven!