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February 20, 2012

Kool-Aid Play-dough on President’s Day

by Please Tell Me (Kevin)

What do you do with your 4 year old on a “bank\school” holiday? What any sane parent does, invite a friend over who has three year old twins of course.

Our hopes for a warm, sunny clear day were not to be realized as the morning fog burned off. Instead, we got an cool, overcast day reaching a high of about 55F. After all the high pitched screams and giggles finished from the boys seeing each other we got the boys settled and playing with each other.

Milo Helping Making Pay-dough

Milo Helping Make Play-dough

Michelle and I began working on making a great play-dough receipe she knew of and her son Milo came and helped us.

Kool-Aid Play-dough
2 1/2 c flour
1/2 c salt
2 pkgs kool-aid (1/4 oz size)
1 tsp cream of tartar
2 c boiling water
3 tbsp oil

Mix dry ingredients. Add oil and water.
Stir until thickened.
Let cool and then knead to consistency of play-doh.
Add additional flour if too sticky.

It will last weeks if kept in an air tight container. This is non-toxic if eaten. Mixing it with Kool-Aid gives the dough surprising scents: lemon, cherry, lime, orange. Additional food coloring can be added if color is not bright enough.

Rolling the pasta out

Rolling the pasta out

Liam and Logan rolling all the colors together

Liam and Logan rolling all the colors together

The boys just loved it. They really enjoyed rolling the play-dough out with the pasta roller. As you can see they rolled all the colors together. We ended up with a lot of off-beige colored dough.

After a few hours of this we watched a little of Toy Story 2 and 3.

Then Papa brought the boys outside and they played in the back yard. He made giant paper airplanes. They were a hit.

After a 6 hours play-date our guest left. Everyone was happy and exhausted.

It’s 5:30pm and Logan has had his bath, got into his PJs and had his evening milk. He fell asleep while I was talking to him. He did not even get to play a little of his favorite video game with Papa. Zzzzzzz.

It’s 8:30 and Logan just woke up. His first words to us were “Papa, can we play pirates?” Which is what he calls his PS3 game he loves. He is diffidently his father’s (Jose Fidel) son.

Unfortunately for Logan we had begun watching The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn and wanted to finish it.

Video gaming

Video gaming

Update it’s 9:15pm and they are playing. I am going to bed. I have to be up at 5:30am to start my day.

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February 11, 2012

To Eat -or- Not To Eat…

by Please Tell Me (Kevin)
Groceries

Groceries

Every parent has had to deal with their children not wanting to try new foods. Our son is 4 years old and is ultra-finicky. We can’t figure out how he survives with as little as he eats. All of our friend’s kids seem to eat everything. We have spoken to his pediatrician and she assures us this is normal behaviour. It does not make us feel any better, but at least we know we are not alone.

This morning I went grocery shopping and bought several food items specifically hoping Logan would find them interesting and want to eat them.

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