Well the wet weather has well and truly set in. And with it (as I'm sure you're all aware) comes it's own set of parenting challenges. The week can seem very long when every day is wet and dreary. We've moved our finger painting operation indoors. We have carpet throughout the house so we do our painting on the lino bathroom floor. The added bonus being that we are right next to the bath when it's time to clean up a paint covered small body. I just use an old plastic bag like a drop sheet and any paint that wanders off the bag is easily wiped up with a damp cloth.
I really do love this time of year though. All the tourists have finally gone home. Minty and I have been fossicking along the virtually private beaches with not another living soul (save a seagull or two) in site. It's finally cold enough that Minty is less inclined to launch herself fully clothed into the ocean (always a risk in the more trans-seasonal weather). She's keeping her special beach treasures in an old jar. Not quite as perfect a storage method as this painter's block (see picture below) but pretty non the less. I'm keeping my eye out on my thrifting travels in the hope of finding something similar.
The image above comes from Heart Felt. You really should pop across and visit. It is such a lovely blog and really inspiring if you're looking for ideas for having fun outside with your kiddlets.