Monday, June 1, 2009
Watercolors + Tubby Time
Normally you'd assume from the title of this post that one thing led to the other, but surprisingly, today that wasn't the case! Over the last few days of hot weather, I'd decided that we needed to pick up a few new outdoor toys/activities...so yesterday we got a cheap-o pack of bubbles and sidewalk chalk and today Maddie got her first set of Crayola watercolor paints. After we ran errands this morning & ate lunch, I brought her IKEA chalkboard/easel outside onto our front lawn and let her inner artist emerge. We learned about how to dip your brush in the water and *then* into the paint, how to use only one color at a time (well, that lasted for a while, you know how it goes!), and how to at least attempt to paint on different sections of the paper instead of in one big, wet glob. I'd say for her first try, Maddie did great! Amazingly, there wasn't even a mess! :-)
On another note, I realized a couple of days ago that I have zero pictures of Maddie enjoying one of her favorite activities--tubby time...as in *none for the past 2 1/2 years* except for her first sponge bath in the hospital! When Maddie was a baby she'd scream bloody murder every time we gave her a bath, so it was never longer than about 5 minutes long. At some point, she realized that water was fun and now she'd love to literally be in the tubby for HOURS! In fact, whenever my mom babysits her, Maddie often takes a 1-1 1/2 hour bath in the kitchen sink...and then usually says, "Hey, I turned into a raisin!" Crazy girl!