Earlier this week, the kids and I made homemade playdough together. I have to admit that I have never made playdough before! I have had the recipe for YEARS, but have never made the attempt. We had so much fun doing this! It was sooooooo easy, hardly any mess (my kind of thing) and the kids were completely hands on and involved with the whole process. I loved watching their little faces, full of amazement at the idea of mixing up all these ingredients and seeing it come to life, with color! I didn't get any pictures of us making it, but here they are enjoying it afterwards. It has been a source of hours of entertainment every day since. They each chose their own color and added the food coloring by themselves. They have a sence of pride now for their little bundles of playdough. Kaylee - pink, Jake - green and Drew - blue.
This was especially fun and a good memory because this particular day turned out to be not so fun. Making playdough was our only source of fun that day. You know how things just go bad and it seems like you just can't recover? Well that was the rest of our day. We tried to head out to the pool and the kids locked my keys in the van along with ALL of our pool stuff. Luckily I had my cell phone and Casey came home from work to rescue us. When we finally made it to the pool, we got rained out! That's the thing with Texas weather...it changes COMPLETELY with out any warning, especially these days, as far as rain goes, because it's hurricane season. Our day just went downhill from there with one thing after the other. It turned out to be an unproductive day and I was grumpy. But then I would see them playing with their playdough and I would remember how much fun we had that morning and it would make me happy (until the next thing would happen). I was glad that we had taken advantage of that moment to spend time together and enjoy what we were doing.