Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Rainy days

We've had a few rainy days lately - not just a light sprinkle where I can stick on a coat and rain boots and head outside, but a constant downpour. And apparently this is just the beginning of the rainy season here :-(

Both Mr Oliver and I tend to go a little stir crazy on days where we don't go out. It's why I always make sure we have something to do, even if it's just a trip to Target. But when the weather outside really is frightful, it just can't happen and so I decided I need to figure out a few more rainy day activities...

Hello, makeshift ball pit :-)

I wasn't sure what he'd think but the entertainment value was high! He flung them everywhere (just what I need - MORE toys under the couch)...

Ate them (of course)...

Bashed them...

And smiled his way through what is normally cranky hour!!!


  1. Aww, he's precious. I love the one of him hitting the balls together, you can tell he's just tickled.

  2. I've done that too - thrown all my daughter's plastic balls into her crib and let her play! She had fun throwing them out and I threw them back in at her and cranky hour passed, as you say. :)

  3. Oh my goodness--this is probably the best idea ever! I totally know what you mean about going stir-crazy on those cold winter days when a trip out isn't planned. I find myself feeling the same way {even though I love being able to stay in my yoga pants and big sweaters lol}. But I never thought of how my daughter would feel being cooped up inside! She LOVES balls, so I'm going to need to try this. Although she can walk so she'd be in and out of the pool with balls everywhere. But it would be fun :) How old is Mr. Oliver?

    Thanks for following...now following your blog, too :)

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  5. What a creative idea! He is so cute

  6. Well it looks like you found something to do. I know how it is when it is a down pour of rain making you stir crazy. Isn't it crazy how many toys find their way under the couch.

  7. What a lovely idea! Where do you get the balls from?

  8. I will so be doing this soon! What a great idea. I have wanted to get the ball pit balls, but never have done it. You have motivated me to do it. What a cute little man you have!


  9. Haha this is too cute! Exactly what my baby boy is doing as well. he is 14 months old soon so he loves those ball pit as well and yes the clean up is not as much fun hahaha but luckily, I got help from my 5 yr old. Tee Hee. Anyway, followed you from the blog hop. Pls kindly follow back if you don't mind. Thanks so much. :)

  10. New follower! It's been raining a lot here too :/ What a great idea for a ball pit! Looks like we will need to get some too :)


  11. found you via sippy cups and pearls.
    I love this ball pit idea. Where did you get the balls??
    looks like lots of fun!


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