Tuesday, June 22, 2010

sometimes the simplest things . . .

are the best. This morning the boys had a ton of fun with a plain block of ice. Ken likes to freeze ice in empty milk cartons just to have on hand, but today I needed extra room in the freezer for all those cookies I made yesterday. So I peeled back the carton on one of the ice blocks and put it outside on the patio for the boys to enjoy. And did they ever enjoy it! They took turns sending it down the slide to break it up. Dieter said "it's like a pinata because first you break it and then you get food!" Loved that.

They also enjoyed drawing with it,
. . . and feeling the coldness on their toes.
I'm convinced more and more that the homemade toys are the best!

4 comments:

Joy said...

Who knew that a block of ice could be so fun. :) They look like they're thoroughly enjoying it.

Andrea said...

What a good idea for a hot day!

Once Upon A Parent said...

Wow simple and so much fun! Looks like we'll be adding that to our list of things to do this summer...make big ice!

Nancy said...

This sure brought a smile to my face!