This afternoon, once it became clear that Jackson and Olivia weren't interested in napping, I quickly turned to my Pinterest boards for inspiration. Result: soap painting!
I wasn't too sure about using the paint in the tub, until I found out whether it stained. So we headed out on the deck. The kids dug in, squishing the goopy mixture in their hands.
When I informed them that this was a special paint and they could paint themselves, that's when the grins and good times really started. Soon they were covered from head to toe in colorful suds.
After a rinse in the pool, they were squeaky clean. (And the bubbles didn't stain their swimsuits or anything else, so I'm sure it's fine to use in the bathtub.)
We had a light dinner of soup and veggies. I made Nigella Lawson's pea and pesto soup, a longtime favorite.
I fired up my indoor grill pan and charred some summer squash and okra.
I also roasted some little potatoes we got from the CSA. I had no idea they were bright purple on the inside, until I cut into them!
Quite a colorful day, overall.