wednesday, july 28

over our diapers.

  Sick day-16 

don't ask…i don't have the answers.  only she does.  it was something she insisted on at about 1:30 in the morning.  yep, you read right…1:30 am.  we had a sick little girl in our house last night and only hello kitty panties over the buzz and woody diaper and leggings would calm the sad little whimpers.  oh yeah, that and a little barney at about 3:30 am.  let's just say it was a loooong night.  

it seemed this morning the little sprite was on the mend but she insisted on keeping the big girl panties over the "baby diapers" and the perfect pair of leggings to keep her tootsies toasty.  

we had plans for swim suits and lazy rivers today but we had to manage with movies and stickers.  


and when i say stickers, i mean lots of stickers.  

  Sick day-19

when she does something she tends to go all out.  you can't really fault the girl either, it's a good characteristic t own in this crazy thing called life i suppose.  

and she couldn't resist getting her best gal pal involved…

  Sick day-7 

they're besties, these 2…

  Sick day-8 

ohhh, lexi…get out while you can!

  Sick day-9 

too late.


"hmmm, which one should i pick next?"


this went on a long time.  and after a little r and r with daddy after he got home from work…


…it was time for some real fun.  we made this…

  Sick day-20 

turn in to a child's dream (aka playdough).  quite frankly i think it's the perfect cure for the sickness. (recipe below)

  Sick day-22 

  Sick day-24 

the smiles have returned so all in all not a bad day for being a sick day.  


playdough so easy a child could make it:

1 cup of flour

1/4 cup of salt

2 Tbsp cream of tartar

1 package unsweetened koolaid

1 cup of water

1 Tbsp vegetable oil

1.  mix flour, salt, cream of tartar, koolaid and water.  stir in vegetable oil

2.  mix over medium heat for 3-5 minutes, stirring until the mixture goo forms a ball in the middle of the pan.

3.  remove from pan.  **caution** dough will be hot.  knead until soft.

4.  store in airtight container.

i told you it was easy…and in my opinion it's better than the stuff in the store.  

we made this with my mom when we were kids except we used food coloring in place of koolaid.  the smell of the brewing goo brought back some fun memories!  you can find a koolaid flavor for every color of the rainbow which means you could make a bunch o' dough one night with the littles and stash it away for rainy days. (it keeps for a very long time if stored well)  when they are bored and getting ready to poke each others eyes out, pull out the dough!  cheap fun and ok to eat.

much love,

mama a

5 Comments ( Reply )

  1. melissa says:

    Post your play-doh recipe!

    P.S. Glad your girl is feeling better.

  2. Jamie says:


    i had every intention of posting it but i guess in my state of exhaustion last night, completely forgot. it’s up now. have fun making it with addie!


  3. Aunt Lindsey says:

    I can taste the salt from the pictures!

  4. sara says:

    I like your grey walls…. are they new?
    What color??

    PS – thanks for the dough reciepe – I need to make this with the girls this fall/winter when we are stuck indoors all the time again – they have “store playdough” right now and are in love with it – me…. um not so much – Katie is still pretty messy with it – ie leaving little pieces all over to dry up!

  5. Shelby says:

    This is adorable! I remember when my little girl finally graduated from diapers to big girl panties, she was soo excited!

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