Monday, August 23, 2010

Rainy Monday

What is there to do on a rainy Monday? It was cold today--only 61 degrees--so playing in the rain wasn't too appealing. We opted to stay indoors and try to come up with an activity.

Jillian decided that she wanted to sew. Her Build-*-Bears needed some pillows and blankets. Molly and Chloe wanted in on the project, too.

To sew, you need some supplies. Unfortunately, my sewing box is MIA since the move. We had to use a travel sewing kit instead.

Thankfully, the sewing machine had thread in it, albeit pink thread that didn't match.

Molly gets in close

Jillian is starting to get the hang of it.

Jake watches in fascination

Jillian and Chloe also made a costume for Bobo the bear

Ryan...this is for you.

Bobo watches the rest of the fun from atop this perch

A finished project.

It's supposed to rain again tomorrow. We are out of ideas. Anyone have any suggestions?!


Kimberlie said...

No really great ideas. How about getting a head start on Christmas and make salt dough ornaments. I know you can find an easy recipe on the internet and it's not really baking so you won't mind doing it, Karin. (LOL!) One year I used Christmas cookie cutters and we took a chopstick to make the hole at the top for the string that eventually went in them. We painted them with craft paint. Easy-peasy. Well, maybe not but it will take up an afternoon.

trustandobey said...

How about everyone sleep all day! Cannot think of a more satisfying way to spend a cool rainy day!!! Think any of the kids would be up for that? If not, the next best thing is to stay in pjs, pop popcorn,watch movies and play games.(And ,while the kids are busy with popcorn and movies, you can sleep!!!)

Adeye said...

I LOVE rainy days :) I just love rain. If anything is going to fall from the sky, rain is sooooooo much better than that dreadful white stuff :) Goodbye Colorado!!!!!

Clean house....that's what I force my kids to do on rainy days :)

Cari said...

Find some duct tape...umm maybe you should skip that one...hehe!

I like the popcorn and movie idea. You could always watch Napoleon Dynamite! :)

Lori said...

All the kids can play quietly and cooperatively while you sit with a good book & coffee.

And I like the Napoleon Dynamite idea too...if you insist on being involved with the children.

I'm insanely *jealous* of your 61 degrees and rain. Sigh.

Kristin Ferguson said...

How about a cooking class on all things mac & cheese? You could even have a "bake-off" to see who comes up with the most creative mac&cheese dish. ha ha

PLAY-DOH and sofa forts! Oh yes, and PBS to the rescue!!!

James, Dawn and Family said...

Hey, how is Ryan?

Kim K. said...

As someone who loves to CRAFT but doesn't even own a sewing machine, I'm super impressed. I can't wait to see what you do tomorrow!