Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Keeping busy indoors

Like the vast majority of the country we've had rain daily since well before Christmas so when normally we'd be out and about exploring the place we've been bailed up at home.
Cut off by flood waters but not directly affected by them. We have family and friends in Brisbane who are all fine so far, just one has water coming up their street but others are pitching in with sandbagging etc. It's heartbreaking to watch it all unfolding on TV and we have no clue what's happening anywhere else right now, it's 24/7 flood coverage. So I do hope you are all well.
It really puts in to perspective how small my troubles are.

The mothering skills have been well tested these holidays. My youngest got around in nothing but jocks for weeks and refused to get dressed, he is such a homebody and also a socialite, so he has been in his element having the whole family at home. He will be lost when they all go their separate ways when school and work go back in a few weeks and then I'll really have to get on my game.

Trying to find things to keep the kids occupied I came across Hip Hip for the Holidays, a joint effort between two crafty ladies. What a great way to keep us all occupied toward the end of the holidays.

The kids just loved doing this especially the boys, the painting...

the hammering...

The twins chose the same shape, as they do.

Dman chose a love heart as his shape and once it had the string on he got around the house strumming it like a guitar humming the star wars 'darth vader' tune...

My kids love going to the museum, It's always very hands on and interactive so you can really spend hours here.

So brave holding a leafy stick insect.

View from the balcony of the museum with the Ross river and Castle Hill in the background. I took this picture for the patch of blue sky, it didn't last long, by the time we left it was raining again. It is the wet season afterall.

How do you keep the kids busy on rainy days?

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