Okay, summer is here and I'm starting to get into the groove. It takes me a little while (just getting some laundry done and some clutter cleaned up is a top priority) but yesterday was good and we did an activity. These are homemade fingerpaints; I got the recipe here. These were fun to make with ingredients we had on hand, and they really worked!
And now we have extra (stored in the fridge) for another day. I'm convinced these would make great tub paints too, and we may try that soon. For today, I want to try this--I think they'll love it.
Other summer goings-on:
::in an effort to have an early bedtime, I realize that we can't pack too much into the evenings. Taking an evening walk with the boys is a top priority for Ken and me, so I've moved bathtime to the morning. It's so much more relaxed!
::I'm reading this cookbook from the library. So fun to peruse. I love how he addresses just about everything you'd want to make and has developed a "master recipe" for each thing.
::we'll be celebrating summer solstice on the 19th (it's really the 20th this year) with our usual tea. I'm planning the menu--little sandwiches, little meat pies, deviled eggs, and maybe these, which look so yummy.
::the orange juice ice pops were a huge hit (shown in this post) and I whipped out another batch last night. I can't believe how delicious and healthy they are, and I love having a use for our navel oranges which are at the end of their season and need to be used up.
Editing to add: the leftover finger paint did not work at all. So use it all up in one go!