And now for a few photos:
Last post I mentioned how much Evan ended up liking his camp. I snapped a few photos with my camera phone from the open house presentation for parents on the last day.
This week so far we have been busy. On Monday, I took Erin to her occupational therapy appointment. While waiting I snapped this photo of myself...
I mean seriously, there are a zillion projects I would love to work on. But it can be so overwhelming sometimes to the point that I just want to shut down and not do any of it. I will say that today, in between doing things with the kids and making meals, I finally got my bedroom closet cleaned out and organized. That is one project that has been hanging over me! One closet down, two to go :)
And yesterday, I pulled out my old home made play dough recipe from my teaching days to make with the kids. I had four here instead of just my two, so we needed something fun to do after gymnastics and lunch.
Not quite fully done in this photo, but it turned out perfect! I haven't made a batch in ages, so I am glad it worked. And it was a really pretty blue. Even the older kids enjoyed playing for awhile. Plus, it smells so much better than the store bought kind, and is really super fast and easy to make.You just need:
1 c. flour
1/2 c. salt
1 tsp cream of tartar
1 tbs oil
1 c. water
1. I combine the first three ingredients in a bowl and make a little well in the center.
Then I mix the water and oil in a small bowl before adding it to the dry ingredients stirring well.
2. You can add food coloring, jello powder or spices (such as ginger, pumpkin, etc...) I like to make "gingerbread" or "pumpkin pie" play dough in the fall and winter. Watermelon jello powder or any flavor adds a nice smell in the summer. If you add spices or the powder. I recommend doing that when you are mixing the dry ingredients.
3. After all the ingredients are mixed, put it in a saucepan and cook over medium heat stirring frequently until it holds together and is no longer sticky.
It's a great recipe!
And I hope you have a great weekend!