Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Life As of Late

We've been play-dating and exploring what our city has to offer like crazy lately. It's nice to get out of the house, but you better believe it's almost more work to keep your tornado of a toddler contained in public.

We've gone to the Austin Zoo,

went to Loco-Motion Inflatable Playland,

and even the Austin Children's Museum. I can't recommend each place enough. There was so much for Noah to do at all three locations, we played and laughed until little man was tuckered out.

We've even celebrated with a holiday and a milestone. Noah got his first hair cut and took it like a champ. Almost zero wiggles and no fussing whatsoever. What a relief!

Fourth of July didn't go exactly as planned but we made the best of it! We went to Frontier Festival and met up with some family. Enjoyed a petting zoo and some cold popsicles. Grilled out, swam in the pool, and celebrated with sparklers and fireworks!

Even with our busy schedule, that didn't stop us from trying new pinterest activities!

We made a giant outdoor bubble bath! Add a little bit of soap (we've used hand soap and dish soap with no problems) and a hose! I put the hose on spray mode to get the most bubbles (maximum bubbles NOT pictured)!

On one of our play dates, we tried chocolate pudding finger/face painting! I believe she made it from a little bit of hot chocolate mix and water, but you could easily just do it with instant pudding mix.

We also made cornstarch goop! Cheap and easy to make. We used 1 cup of walmart brand cornstarch (72 cents), half a cup of water, and a few drops of food coloring! Mix and you have this amazing "sliquid". You can touch it and it will be a liquid, but if you hold it, it's a solid. So crazy. Just go try it. Would be even better for older kids, but Noah still had a blast!

Today, we went old school and tried a table fort (just sheets on our kitchen table). I had brought books and a flash light in to read some books, but the flash light stole the show. I grabbed all the rest of the flash lights I could find and let Noah play with the shadows and lights. Tons of fun and free!


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