Wednesday, March 12, 2008


I went to a workshop the other night that was about productive playing with your kids. It was pretty interesting. The thing I liked most was the packet of recipes they sent home with me. Here are two of them . . .

Kool-Aid Play Dough

2 cups flour
1 cup salt
2 packages unsweetened Kool-Aid
2 T alum or cream of tartar (optional)
2 T vegetable oil
2 cups boiling water

1. In a large bowl combine flour, salt, Kool-Aid, and alum.
2. Add oil and boiling water
3. Stir
4. Knead when cool enough to handle.
5. Store in sealed container

Shaky, Shaky Ice Cream

3/4 cup milk
2 T sugar
a few drops vanilla
small ziploc
big ziploc

In small ziploc put milk, sugar, and vanilla.
In big ziploc fill halway with ice and pour quite a bit of salt in.
Place little ziploc inside big ziploc.
Seal and shake for around 5 minutes until ice cream is frozen.

We made this one at the meeting and it was pretty good, but I'll probably put more sugar in next time. :o)

Tuesday, March 11, 2008


I thought that Ethan and Joel looked so cute sitting with their popcorn on their laps all ready for the movie that I totally forgot about the fact that Joel is allergic to corn. Let's just say that we reaped later. (Please excuse the disastrous shape of my house.)
Joel also got his first haircut recently. I was ready for a fight cuz Ethan has to be held down and screams the whole time. Joel just sat there and hardly moved a muscle. Thank goodness for at least one laid back child.


Ethan Charles

Ethan has become a terror on anything electronic in our house. It seems my whole life is now password protected from my son. He figured out how to switch from his user name on the computer over to mine, and he would switch back when I came into the room. Crazy kid!
Here are some pics of him from the last month.

My Techie

Chloe's Life

These pics are some I've taken of Chloe during my long absence. :o) She's almost 6 months old and sitting up by herself. She likes to jabber a lot especially while daddy is trying to preach. Last Sunday he gave me a look while she was loudly saying, "Da da da da da."

Chloe's life