Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Play Dough, Legos and Doctor Visits

I had a doctor's appointment this morning and took Mr. Two and Mr. Three along.  Thank goodness my office loves kids (I guess they should, considering they make a living delivering babies...).  In order to keep them entertained with something other than the biohazard garbage cans and various medical contraptions, I brought a big bag of little things for them to play with.  Here's the contents of my bag for this visit:  Color Wonder coloring book and markers, a plain notepad and package of stickers, crayons, some little cars for Mr. Three, and Mr. Two's "purse" of little animals, and two fruit roll ups.  They scattered the contents of the bag all over the floor in the room, but they kept busy and out of major trouble, so I consider that a victory.

Good news:  My labwork from the blood glucose test came back normal.  Hooray!  Even though I don't have gestational diabetes, it was good for me to be a little scared so that I could examine what I was eating and try to make better choices.  Now I just need to kick some nasty lingering cold/allergies so I can breathe better and stop coughing.

The rest of our day consisted of thrift store and grocery store shopping.  No real luck in the thrift stores, but I filled my fruit and veggie bin again.

At home, the boys entertained themselves with Legos and we made homemade play dough for Mr. Two's preschool class.  I don't think I've posted my favorite recipe for play dough here, so I'll share it with you now.  This came from Mr. Two's preschool teacher, and it is almost the same as the dough I made growing up, but you add Kool-Aid for color and a nice scent.

Favorite Play Dough

1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 cup water
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1 package unsweetened Kool-Aid

Mix the dry ingredients in a medium pot.  Mix water and oil together in a seperate bowl, then add to your dry ingredients.  Stir well.  Put on stovetop and heat mixture on medium low to medium, and stir for three to five minutes until the dough starts to pull away from the sides of the pan and forms a ball.  Remove dough from pan and knead until the dough becomes soft and smooth.

One of the nice things about this recipe is that it fits perfectly in an empty frosting container for easy storage.  Gotta love that!  So there's our day so far.  Now I'm off to start dinner and clean the house a bit.


  1. Yay for a clean bill of health! I had to drink that yucky stuff too. blech!

  2. Love the new picture. What a handsome group of gentlemen with you.