Surf’s Up, Dude!

Tired of sitting around bored at home? Do you miss Summer already? Wish the beach wasn’t so far away??

Why not turn your sofa into an ocean, and take turns diving on it — it’s so much FUN!!

We covered our sectional sofa in blue sheets, added some cushions from the living room, and some outdoor chair cushions…. oh, and some white sheets and towels to look like waves!

Emily wasted no time getting into her bathing suit (and life jacket!) and dove into all the fun!

I joined in too!!

I’m sure Mark was really curious about what we were up to when I called him on his way home from work to ask if we had any pool toys in the garage…. Hee hee!! Yes, this was pretty much the scene when he walked in the door. Poor guy, I don’t know how he puts up with our (my) antics!

Weeeeeeeeee!!!! Did I mention the Beach Boys music on the stereo?

Have fun!!


  1. Dear Valerie,

    Didn’t it get up to 90 degrees today? 😉


  2. … And look at these beach bodies! The girls really have the best childhood ever.

  3. That is so zany!

  4. You’re hilarious. Yeah, it was definitely warm enough here to go to the actual beach. My girls are constantly throwing the cushions off the couch and jumping on them… just shows how cool you are that you joined in (and in your bikini, too)! Awesome.

  5. I agree with Natalie on both accounts. Your in great shape and those kids must have the time of their lives every single day!

  6. You are an awesome mom.

    Was Clara sleeping?

    • She was just waking up…. The squeals from the family room might have had something to do with it. 😉

  7. I LOVE that you posted a photo of yourself in a bikini!!!!!! Of course, if I was that fit, I would do the same.

    You are an amazing mom!

  8. Abby would love this! However, there is no way I can wear a 2 piece and take a picture! Or any swimsuit for that matter! LOL!

    You look great, are you a runner?

    • Do it, do it!! You guys would have a BLAST!!!

      About the only running I do these days is after 2 very active little girls! But I do love tennis, kettlenetics, and zumba… lots of fun! xooxoxxooxoox

  9. I’m willing to bet Mark didn’t mind walking in on that. :>) I totally thought about going swimming at our local state park yesterday but it was so stupid windy I’d have had to tie a string on my Goose to keep her from flying off. Even then, I’m not sure she’d have enjoyed being a kite.

    PS – I’m putting together a bunch of ideas for our preschool co-op activities and enjoying a walk down Memory Lane Favorites Folder of all your posts I have bookmarked. :>)

    • I don’t think anything phases him anymore! LOL But he had a hard time wiping the smirk off his face for the rest of the day. 😉

      I’m SO happy you’re using some of our projects for the preschool co-op — yay!!!!

  10. You are so creative. Looks like it was waves of fun!

  11. The Beach Boys playing would definately make it all work! Very fun 🙂

  12. Now I have the “Let’s Go Surfing” song stuck in my head…..

  13. fantastic!!!!!!!!!!

  14. LOL Great post!

  15. Ok, I have to agree with everyone else. Wow! I doubt Mark minded walking in to this scene too terribly much. You are in fantastic shape! And it looks like you and Emily both had a lot of fun.

  16. Woooo Whooo! LOL that’s better than building tents in the house any day… Looks like fun. love the great pic’s

  17. oohh my goodness so much fun!!

  18. My son has sensory processing issues and we do this all the time in our house! It is so much fun. Crashing into the pillows gives him great input and helps to keep his body regulated.

  19. Katherine marie says

    What a blast!!!!!! I think that looks like more fun than the real beach!!!

  20. dear valerie, thank you for your visit! this is a wanderful idea, very very funny! I’ll use them to play with chiara, she loves dive herself in the sofa or in my bed! kisses

  21. Oh my gosh this just too much fun! You have inspired me!

  22. LOL, this is cute it looks like you were having way too much fun!


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