Tuesday - More sand play only this time as it rained overnight this was wet sand which has only compounded my dislike of sand, unfortunately the boys thought it was brilliant so I went with it! They also rediscovered their spray bottles left over from spray painting so the wet sand also got a bit of colour.
Here's Bud absolutely filthy, but very happy with his sand potions! Although I confess after this play session when the boys were in bed I got Hubby to hunt down all the wet sand and remove it - one day was more than enough!
Wednesday - While Champ was out swimming with Hubby, Bud and I had our weekly Mummy date. First we bashed golf tees into melons (I got the idea from ABC does), but then Bud really wanted to make a fizz as he loved our fizz fun so much.
So out came the baking soda and white vinegar and Bud set about his experiment using the inside of the melons.
And here are the very fizzy results....
Next up we did some chalking, this is something we do quite regularly but inspired by recent posts at Picklebums and Nurturestore where they used chalkboard paint on blocks to create chalk characters we then went on to chalk on stones.
This turned into a whole imaginary world for Bud, we created a whole town with a school, houses and lots of bendy people. Entertainment for ages!
Thursday - Today was sunny so we stayed outside and did some foil painting. The boys were watching some TV after lunch and saw Mister Maker (British kids art show) do foil painting and instantly requested that they do some do.
First, I stuck tin foil onto a piece of card for each boy then gave them paint to cover the whole foil sheet.
Then they used the end of a pencil to make marks in the painted sheet so that the foil shines through underneath. What they enjoyed most was repainting over the top of their marks and then doing it all over again, good fun and for once no one decided to paint themselves as well!
Friday - Hubby had the day off and the boys had a friend over so while I packed for our holiday the train track came outside and they built a huge track! This photo makes me laugh as if you look closely you can see Champ and Bud working out ownership of a train, aka fighting - ah the joys!
Train ownership issues resolved Bud invented what he called an 'uptrack' where the train track climbed up the fence!
Saturday - No outdoor play today as we were at a birthday party in the morning then spent all afternoon travelling to our holiday location.
Sunday - A day at a nearby aviation centre which hosted a car rally. Very good fun and lots of space for running. I thought this was an ace photo this is Hubby and Champ watching a Lancaster Bomber (plane from World War Two) start up. Two things make me chuckle, firstly, Champ's little hands over his ears as it was REALLY noisy and secondly, Hubby's hoodie as it was raining - so much for a summer vacation!!