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I’m not sure about where you live, but here in Utah the flowers ad blooming, the buds on the trees are sprouting and the kids are itching to be OUTSIDE! Unfortunately, it is only like 38 degrees out there (cruel trick, Mother Nature, cruel trick). My kids are DYING to get out and just run! A few times, they have gotten brave enough to play in the back yard but soon come back in shivering with slightly purple lips. Poor things!

In an effort to relieve the “springtime fever” that is afflicting our house, here is one of the fun activities we have been using to keep us busy.

Edible Playdough

This recipe is always a favorite!  My kids love to play with their food and then eat it!  What better than Edible Playdough (akd Peanut Butter Playdough).  This is also perfect for the toddlers in your life that try to eat EVERYTHING anyways….why not give them that they CAN eat?!

Edible Play Dough

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 cups peanut butter
  • 4 cups powdered milk
  • 3 1/2 cups kero syrup
  • 4 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients together. I have found that it is best if you use the powdered milk that is not in little ball type "powdered milk". Try to find some that is truly powdered or put it in your blender for a few spins to powder it down. When mixed well, divide into small balls for kids to eat and play with. If it is a bit sticky, try putting a bit of powdered sugar on the table or on hands.

Notes

If you have a peanut allergy, try almond butter or cashew butter instead. Yummy and still fun to eat and play with!

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We hope you enjoy it!  Here are some pictures of what MY kids came up with….

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Peanut butter play dough monsterSANY0091

Monster #2SANY0090

a donut (or bagel)Peanut butter play dough smile

Happy face Edible playdough bow

and an Edible PlayDoh bow

Creative, right?!  Well, they had fun, got some creativity out AND had snack all in 1 :)

Enjoy our recipe for Edible Playdough (aka Peanut Butter Play Dough) and let us know what fun YOUR kids had with it by commenting below!



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Snowball poem

It snowed last night! It has only snowed like 6 times all winter. I wanted to share a little bit of “snow love” with you, so here is a poem about a snowball.

The Snowball
by Shel Silverstein

I made myself a snowball
As perfect as could be.
I though I’d keep it as a pet
And let it sleep with me.
I made it some pajamas
And a pillow for its’ head.
Then last night it ran away,
But first — it wet the bed!



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Bush pulling

Looked out in the backyard to see all 4 of my kiddos with a grip on the bush just under my window, yanking on it. They have succeeded in pulling it up so it now wants to lay on the ground instead of standing up straight. I think with a little TLC it will be just fine. Not sure whether I should be upset that they were pulling out my bush or pleased that they were working together…..



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sleeping kids?

My kids always look so angelic when they are sleeping….

And yet I find out that they other night Superkid was texting his Grandma at 2 am. Good thing it was someone who loves him instead of just a random person in my contacts list.

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Prayer cuteness

Tater:
“…and please bless Mommy, and Daddy, and Superkid, and Cookie, and Baby E., and just me….”

*Names have been changed to protect the innocent.

Kids are so adorable. I wish that I could constantly have a tape recorder going so that I could catch all the cute little things they say. This is one that Tater has been saying for quite a while and makes me smile every time.

I love to listen to my kids say prayers. They are so trusting and love to share about everything. It is common around here for them to tell what they have been playing that day and what we are about to eat during the prayers. Sometimes they pray for what we are doing the rest of the day or to go to Disneyland. They just share everything…anything. Just like they are talking to their best friend. And that is how it should be.



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Cooties at school….already?!

Cookie tells me today that she can’t be friends with any of the boys at school. Turns out that yesterday, one of them told her that she was cutting in line to which I’m sure she replied that she certainly was NOT cutting in line.

And now that is it. None of the boys are her friends…EVER AGAIN, as she put it.

I guess I should be relieved and thankful. When I was a kindergartner I didn’t mind the boys at all and so when one of them asked me if I would marry him, I even agreed. I still remember the look on my moms face when I came home with a ring (way too big and definitely taken from his mom). My mom sent it back with me the next day and made me return it. She also made me tell him that we couldn’t get married for a long, long time.

For now, she will have nothing to do with any of the boys and I’m starting to think that this is a good thing.

 


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Cooties at school….already?!

Cookie tells me today that she can’t be friends with any of the boys at school. Turns out that yesterday, one of them told her that she was cutting in line to which I’m sure she replied that she certainly was NOT cutting in line.

And now that is it. None of the boys are her friends…EVER AGAIN, as she put it.

I guess I should be relieved and thankful. When I was a kindergartner I didn’t mind the boys at all and so when one of them asked me if I would marry him, I even agreed. I still remember the look on my moms face when I came home with a ring (way too big and definitely taken from his mom). My mom sent it back with me the next day and made me return it. She also made me tell him that we couldn’t get married for a long, long time.

For now, she will have nothing to do with any of the boys and I’m starting to think that this is a good thing.



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Monsters- scared away

I was reminded the other night by one of my kids of one of my fondest memories as a kid.

We were terrified that night. Monsters were coming out to get us. I’m sure it was simply because we were SO tired, but nevertheless, we were frightened. After coming down the stairs a hundred times, my parents were frustrated and a little desperate. My dad (LOVE him to death) decided to scare the monsters away. He came to the stairs and YELLED as loud as he could. It actually frightened me MORE than the monsters. I’d never heard dad that loud before. I started to cry (and laugh) because deep inside I knew that if I was scared, than the monsters were too. Dad told the monsters to “GET out or they would have to deal with HIM”. After a minute of hollering, he hugged and kissed us and sent us back to bed. We scampered up the stairs and fell right to sleep, knowing that all monsters were gone for good!

This moment of silliness has stayed with me since that day. I’m so grateful for a daddy who loved me enough to scare the monsters away. From that moment on, I knew that monsters would stay away as long as Dad was around AND that the boys better watch out too ;o)



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Another close call

Cookie almost passed out AGAIN. She’s so funny! This time she was sneaking into her brother’s shake. Superkid had left it on the table and gone in the other room and Cookie decided to take advantage of the unguarded treat. I noticed her shoveling spoonful after spoonful into her mouth as fast as she could and warned her to be careful. After a minute, Tater wanted in on the action, so I asked Cookie to let him have some too. She went to play close by on the floor and just after she sat down stated screaming that same scream. I rushed to her side and laid her down on the floor hoping that #1 she wouldn’t hurt herself if she did fall and #2 that we could avoid the passing out altogether.

She turned pale white and got the usual headache, but stayed conscious this time. She was talking to me during the worst part and then as her coloring started to return she told me she didn’t want to do that again.

I’m sure she’ll think twice before scarfing a shake again, even if it is to avoid getting caught!

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