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More Painting Fun

We started our weekend off like most of our days lately…swimming!! Cheyenne went out to her pool to swim yesterday morning and had a blast as usual. 

Blowing bubbles
Kicking and swimming
Swimming on her back…lol

Of course there was some water table fun too!!

…and who doesn’t love sticking sponge strips down the front of their bathing suit??

She loves her beach ball too!!

Have I mentioned how this girl tans??  Every time she comes in from swimming, she is so dark. 

This is the most censored picture I had, but look at that tan. What is amazing is right at the bottom of her rear end, but I’m not putting that one on here, but I would give anything to tan like that. 

Well, last night, while getting Cheyenne ready for bed, she felt a little warm to me, so I took her temperature, thinking it would only be about 100* or 100.5*.  She had a 102.5* fever.  I gave her some Tylenol and put her to bed hoping she would be better this morning.  Her fever was down this morning to 101.5* and it continued to go down throughout the day, but never dropped below 100*.  So when she asked to go swimming again, I had to tell her that she couldn’t because she had a fever. Keep in mind, that Cheyenne never acts sick when she has a fever.  Only when her fever was up above 103* when she had strep a while back did she act sick and just lay around.  So she never thinks she’s sick and wants to do things as usual. 

So this afternoon when she got up from her nap, she wanted to fingerpaint, which, since it involved staying out of the pool and keeping relatively relaxed, I was more than happy to oblige. 

Cheyenne loves to paint and we paint quite often. Somtimes, she will paint for 10 minutes and be done. Sometimes she paints a little longer.  Today, I wanted to try something that I saw on Pinterest and Cheyenne loved it and wanted to keep doing it.  After 3 paintings, I had to make her stop so we could fix dinner.  But we will definitely be doing it again, since she loved doing it and was so proud and thought it was so neat!! 

First, we took a piece of paper and folded it in half. Then we scooped up paint on the tip of a spoon and dropped it near the fold on the paper. You have to make sure you do it near the fold and the middle of the paper or the paint will smoosh out. Once we folded the paper, we rubbed all over to spread the blobs of paint out to create a design.  She thought her creations were so neat!! 

I didn’t get any pictures of the process, until they were finished, but they are so cool and we will be doing this again!! 

Here are her wonderful creations!!

She said this one was a butterfly

She thought these were so neat and wanted to do more, but I had to fix dinner, so we will definitely be doing these again!! She loved spreading out the paint and seeing the designs it made.

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We Tried Something New!!

Yesterday, I thought I’d try something new.  I’ll admit it, I’m addicted to Pinterest, follow way too many people and pin way too many things that I’ll probably never get done.  But today, I was looking at my Playtime Fun board to try to find something new and different for Cheyenne to do that I already had all the supplies for.  Enter Sidewalk Paint!!

The best part… I had everything on hand!!  Cornstarch, water and food coloring! How easy is that??  I assure you, it is very easy. 

I just mixed 1/4 cup cornstarch and 1/4 cup water.  Cheyenne decided she wanted pink and green sidewalk paint, so that’s what we made. Of course, Cheyenne had to put some color in.

Then I just stirred it up well until the color was to Cheyenne’s satisfaction and this is what we ended up with!  Awesome bright paint!

So we took it outside and I let Cheyenne have at it.  It was kind of hard to really “paint” because we have such a textured sidewalk, but Cheyenne had a blast and used up almost all of the paint.

Even Devon gave it a try…..

Cheyenne loved trying all of her different sized paint brushes and seeing which ones worked better than others.

This was a lot of fun and it was fun to see Cheyenne having such a good time.  She loves to paint and she thought it was pretty cool that the colors got lighter as the paint dried.  she also thought it looked like chalk once it dried. 

Here are her beautiful creations.  She told me that the big yellow one in the middle that looks like it has legs, is an elephant.  This girl has quite an imagination sometimes and I love to hear the things that she comes up with and imagines.

She also did a little color mixing and found that the neon green and neon pink made a nice peachy color.  She thought that was pretty cool too!

This was so easy and only took less than 5 minutes to get it made up. We will definitely be doing this again and again this summer!!