Rainy day fun

Big sky overhead, low sun getting in our eyes, fading acorns and still crunchy leaves underfoot – these have been the joys of autumn. We have loved being outdoors. We have loved exploring in the mud, we have loved picking apples to make crumble, and we have also loved getting out on rainy days to splash in puddles.

autumn But we’ve also had some ridiculously fun days at home. They’ve been days when one or all of us have been under the weather. Or they’ve been days when we’ve just not made it out of the house – because life’s like that sometimes. And they’ve reminded me that if we don’t go out every morning and every afternoon, that’s ok. We can still find plenty to amuse ourselves with by staying indoors.

With the days getting shorter, it’s not always easy to get out after Milin’s nap. This week, on one of those days where the afternoon just disappeared, we filled the time before dinner by still splashing around – we just did it indoors. Milin gave all of his animals a bath and a clean. We got out the shaving foam too and the cars got a carwash. He wasn’t sure about the foam though.

waterplay

We also realised that if the sun comes out and we’re still inside (a rare scenario, granted), we can still make discoveries. Milin found a rainbow made by refracted light rays on the sofa this week. He was fascinated and couldn’t believe it transferred onto his hands or clothes when he moved them into its path. A home science lesson. Magic.

refraction

We’ve also been baking banana muffins, with this incredibly quick and easy recipe: Mix together 250g white flour, 100g brown sugar, and half a teaspoon of baking soda. Add already mixed 125ml oil and 2eggs. Add 2.5 ripe bananas. (Option to add chunky white chocolate chips here.) Spoon into muffin cases and cook for 20 minutes on gas marks six. Yum.

baking

Milin loves being in the kitchen – helping out with pressing the buttons is almost as much fun as puzzles and painting. Almost.

indoor play

There’s also been plenty of cardboard box entertainment. Because what better place is there to read your books when you’re nearly two?cardboard box

And when my little mister is really missing being outside, he can always dress up in his winter gear, get dad to dress up warm too, and wait until someone gets the hint and takes him outdoors.

winter wear

Jasmin, meanwhile, has mainly been focusing on looking cute.

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4 Comments on Rainy day fun

  1. Winding road
    November 10, 2013 at 3:19 am (4 years ago)

    He is precious! Looks like fun times 😉

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    • Mummy Says
      November 10, 2013 at 11:39 pm (4 years ago)

      Thank you, I think he’s precious too 🙂 And yes, lots of fun times x

      Reply
  2. mylittledreamworld1
    November 10, 2013 at 8:45 am (4 years ago)

    Lovely post and photos. Sometimes it’s so difficult to get out with a little one and a baby isn’t it – there seem to be a lot of indoor days lately but that’s okay too – there can be just as much fun indoors as out 🙂 xxx

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    • Mummy Says
      November 10, 2013 at 11:39 pm (4 years ago)

      Thank you. I always used to think I had to get out all the time, and while we do love the fresh air, it’s been nice to turn my thinking around a little and also appreciate our indoor time! x

      Reply

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