January 8, 2011

Painting fun

When Summer arrives in Cape Town it brings along the wind, which can blow rather ferociously at times. It also brings welcome relief from the heat! We are lucky enough to have a small enclosed back garden, which is mostly sheltered from the wind and this means that we can have some beautiful Summer times in our backyard in the evenings. 

In December we had one of those almost windless evenings and I decided to let Little One paint outside. I gave him acrylic paint and sponges (saved from the inside of tablet containers) and attached them to pegs. This is a great way to let a younger child paint, who doesn't yet have adequate control over a brush. Little One decided to use the paint brush anyway :). He also decided to paint with the sand that I used to hold the plastic container down!

Afterwards, he wanted his nappy off...running around the garden naked is just one of his favourite things to do! What fun! I LOVE these pictures :)

Wherever you are and whatever the weather, I hope you are having some holiday fun.


Trudie said...

Cutie Pie! Love the serious look on his face in the first pic, he looks like a little professional!

Unknown said...

So cute! And I have to say I'm a little jealous of your weather as I'm sitting here in several feet of snow!

Elisabeth said...

Hi Georgia,

Thanks for the very nice comment on my blog. I mainly write for friends and family overseas to keep track of our life here in Cape Town, as I'm from Norway. But it's always nice when new faces pop by. Will definitely check your blog out for tips on what to do with my boys :-).


mermaid said...

Beautiful picures!
Oh and the weather... I`m so jealous :)

AutumnVine said...

I like that last photo. A decent camera is on my wishlist - top line, bold letters. Now I will have to read the rest of your blog.

Km said...

What a sweet little artist!!! I ca't wait until we can get outside and make messy-wonderful art!!

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