It’s Feeling A Lot Like Spring

Spring weather is here and we’re out enjoying it as best we can.
I gathered up some chalk, paint and paper and headed outside to enjoy the nice warm sun.

Monkey and Squish | Hello Spring | Chalk
I decided to introduce Squish to paint, and outside was the perfect place to do it.
Squish likes to touch EVERYTHING.
He also likes to taste everything he touches.
If you look close, you’ll see that there’s a bit of peach/orange paint on his lips.
Monk loves painting but has never done it outside.
Well, at least not on paper.

Monkey and Squish | Painting outdoors
The excitement of painting outside wore off quickly.
Only to be replaced with the thrill of playing with water.
The kids are not allowed to play with water outside during the cold season.
So they were quite excited to see me set up the sprinkler for their enjoyment.

Monkey and Squish | Spring Weather and Sprinklers
Growing up in California, Autumn had always been my favorite season.
Here in Texas though, Spring is definitely the season I look forward to the most.

Monkey and Squish | Enjoying the warmth of Spring.
What is your favorite season?
As always, thanks so much for stopping by!
XOXO,
Lysa

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Food Coloring, Baking Soda and Vinegar

Food Coloring, Baking Soda and Vinegar
This is one of Monk’s favorite activity. You can just feel her excitement when I mention baking soda and vinegar. We’ve done this project a handful of times. Sometimes I make colored vinegar, other times it’s colored baking soda, but this time I just gave her the food coloring and let her do what she wanted.

We used a large glass baking pan to contain the baking soda. A measuring cup filled with vinegar and a few little bottles of Wilton’s Food Coloring. For tools, we used a big spoon and a child’s syringe used to administer medicine.

Food Coloring, Baking Soda and Vinegar
Food Coloring, Baking Soda and VinegarFood Coloring, Baking Soda and Vinegar

I love her smiles when she sees the vinegar reacting with the baking soda.
This is also a great way for kids to learn how to make secondary colors.

Food Coloring, Baking Soda and Vinegar
Food Coloring, Baking Soda and Vinegar
In the end she ditched all the tools and just played with the mixture with her hands.
I made sure she changed into some old clothes before she started playing, just in case she got some on her clothes. Her hands will be stained for a few days, but it’s so worth it, every time.
What are some activities that keeps your kids occupied?

Thanks so much for stopping by!
-XOXO Lysa