Thursday, January 21

Rainy Days

Pretty much all the rain for a year was saved up and dumped on Southern California this week.

It was (who am I kidding, IS) pretty bad.
Check it out for yourself...


(pic from one of Tyson's friends album on facebook)

So we have spent basically every waking minute in the house!

Here are some of our rainy day activities:

We read Cloudy with a Change of Meatballs before nap...


then we watched Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (best movie ever!) after nap...


Then we created a little town ourselves, and had a pretend spaghetti rain storm on them that we made out of play dough.

I was in charge of building the city...


Berkleigh was in charge of creating the meatballs...


Merrick was in charge of creating the spaghetti...


And then we wreaked havoc on the little people town...


Play dough meatballs and spaghetti were everywhere!

Another day we did some fun art projects that their Aunt Jen and Uncle Chris sent them for Christmas. (Thanks guys! You know I like this kind of stuff!)


We had a couple play dates at friends house to keep out of the rain...

We had indoor picnics with neighbors, and my friend Kristy and I tried to defeat Bowser on the original Mario via the Wii. We get so close, and then we psych ourselves out. :) Hasn't happened yet, but it will my friends, it will.


Oh, and when you don't have anywhere to go, you have more time to make yummy breakfasts, like these rainbow pancakes. The twins had fun helping, and we all enjoyed eating them!




And last but not least, I got to have a cozy night in with my sweetheart with take out and Project Runway, before he gets on a plane tomorrow to the mountains for a little snowboard time with his sister.




And today, we went to see Princess and the Frog at the dollar theater. I can't get enough of that movie! If you haven't seen it... see it! It is worth it!

The rain continues, and so will the fun...

9 love notes:

Jessica said...

Holy Canoly that is INSANE. We love both movies. What a great idea Jen! You have inspired me (aka I'm just gonna copy everything that you do) to have Tallon build a city for us. Happy 2 weeks!

jenny said...

wow that is a crazy tornado picture. i never saw anything like that living in tx and we had tornado warnings all the time. scary.

love the rainbow pancakes and you are so mean for posting a picture of that big chocolate cake! ha.

Laura said...

that picture was crazy. where was that? we have been trapped inside most of the week too. i love a little rain and all...but this has been a little much! thank goodness my mom got chase out of the house yesterday to see princess and the frog. i still haven't seen it though. and we will have to pick up cloudy with a chance of meatballs. we havent seen tat yet.

Tyson Smith said...

I love Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs! (the movie, i haven't read the book)

Jenny said...

You had a tornado?!

Emily said...

crazy!!good thing you have alot of creative juices to keep everyone busy during your house arrest.

Autumn said...

Going snowboarding without you, bummer!
We loved Princess & the Frog too, great music!

tiff said...

Two new movies I need to see now, and a great activity. My boys would love bombing a city with playdo....

Alix Hart said...

Likewise we have had to come up with lots of indoor activities. Only difference yours is crazy rain and ours is crazy snow. We hit -25 today. Thanks for the photo compliments, it's been such a learning process. I have a Nikon D90. Your kidos are so cute, I love looking at all the fun you're having with them!