Thursday, May 5, 2011

A mommy & me kitchen date

Kate is getting to the age where she is understanding directions and is always eager to help me with things around the house. Some of her favorite things are; bringing the clean laundry in from the laundry room, helping me empty the trashcans, put things back in the fridge, close cupboard doors, start the dish washer. And the list goes on... She loves to help her momma.

I am loving it and today we had our first baking session together. I have been waiting for this day for a long time! We started out with something non-edible and made play dough. Well I made it and she helped mix.
It was so fun and so easy...


 No cook Play-dough Recipe

1 cup of flour
1 cup of boiling water
2 tablespoons of cream of tartar
a half cup of salt
1 tablespoon of oil

* I added a splash of food coloring to make it pretty

Mix all together and let it cool before you play.

All the ingredients

Splash of red food coloring


 I sealed it up & set it in the fridge to cool down while Kate napped













































trying to figure this stuff out...






















Sweet little foot..


























So, the girl wasn't a huge fan of it. She didn't like getting her hands dirty.
Oh my.
The smell instantly took me back to when I was a child, wasn't I just 7 and making things out of play dough on my table set in the backyard? Ahh, we played for about an hour on the kitchen floor until she decided the cookie cutters were way better than her homemade play-dough. I totally got stood up.
There is nothing greater than watching Kate learn and grow & I feel so blessed to spend my days with her.
Oh how I live for little moments like this..




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