Saturday, June 26, 2010

Getting Creative

As most of you know, we've been under "house arrest" or quarantine per Eli's doctor that will last until he's 2 months old. We've had a very limited amount of visitors, and the visitors that we have had have been put through the sickies allowed! And, even though our visitors have been well, we've made them take extra precautions for added protection for baby Eli...scrubbing up before getting close to Eli, wearing freshly bleached t-shirts over their clothes, putting on medical grade surgical masks to prevent any germ transfer, etc. It may seem a bit overkill, but to help protect our son who doesn't have much in the way of immunity, we'll do whatever we have to do to keep him safe!

Being stuck in the house for two months does present its challenges...and to keep Johnathan (and myself) from becoming totally stir-crazy, I have come up with several creative ways to keep my sweet & extremely energetic 2 yr. old busy.

Here is my latest creative play idea...

... Indoor "swimming!" Oh the things you can do with a 50 gallon storage bin!!!

Johnathan had a blast in his personal indoor pool, and I got to clean up the kitchen while he had fun playing au naturel!

Sweet Cheekies!

The kitchen got thoroughly splashed, and so long as Johnathan was having a good time I didn't mind all of the water droplets. All was well 'til I heard Johnathan scream "poo-poo!" Seems as if a few floaters had joined the indoor swimming party...and that is when the party ended with a swift trip to the bathtub to clean up Johnathan and then the tub went outside to get a good washing with the hose. It was fun while it lasted!


1 comment:

Gail said...

Gracie, these pictures are SOOO cute! What a fun idea! Indoor swimming? Who'da thunk?

Love you,