Tuesday, June 16, 2009

homemade rain

It was beautiful in the yard yesterday morning. A perfect start to our first "official" day of the summer vacation (because it was a weekday with no school, you see). I asked Ken to drill some holes in the bottom of a coffee can so the boys can make "rain." It was a big hit--so he ended up making two of these. (Later in the day it really did rain--a rarity for us at this time of year--so special).

And today we are off to Santa Barbara for a little trip--and not the "all expenses paid" kind, we reassured Rainer (e.g. a stay at the hospital, ha ha). We much prefer the recreational kind.

7 comments:

Metropolitan Housewife said...

Hey there, Mary Beth! I love your blog- have been following it for a short while now and always enjoy your posts. The rain maker idea is FABULOUS! I can't wait to make some for my DD and the neighbor kiddos. I know it will be a huge hit, and much easier to control & share than the water hose! Happy Summer!

Kelli said...

those are so cute!

We went to santa barbara in april for our anniversary, it was my first time there. We loved it.

Joy said...

It looks like the boys are having fun "making rain". :) Love Deiter's shirt, and Rainer couldn't be cuter in his diaper and little hat!

Jessica said...

This post reminded me of when I was little and my Grammie found an old fisher price kitchen to put outside as a 'mud kitchen.' She hooked up a hose to the faucet and gave me plates and bowls and I used it to "bake" in forever. Water was my favorite toy as a kid, for sure. Making rain is such a fun idea, I would have loved it!

Andrea said...

Cute! That looks fun (although we get more than enough rain here we don't need to make our own).

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Lenetta @ Nettacow said...

Just wanted to let you know I linked to this on my weekly roundup (post can be found here). Just the thought of "homemade rain" made me smile! I know my little one will enjoy the heck out of this. Thanks!