Days 5-19 = Big Fail

21 Jan

So much for blogging every day.  Our family was hit with the stomach flu twice, RSV, strep throat, yeast infection, fevers, colds and basic overall sickness. Plus, my computer hard drive died after falling off the high chair, so  between taking care of the kids and husband and being sick myself, there hasn’t been much time or energy for blogging.  Yes, pity party of one.

All this sickness means I haven’t done much creating either, but we did manage to make some oobleck and cheer our Bears on to the NFC Championship game against the Packers.

Back to the oobleck.  We were supposed to host a Dr. Seuss themed playdate and I wanted to have everyone do an easy craft–what better option than Oobleck to tie in with Bartholomew and the Oobleck?  The play date had to be cancelled due to the plague over our house, but the oobleck was a great activity to keep my 2 year old occupied while feeling sick.  It’s ridiculously easy to make.  Just take two cups of corn starch and mix it with 1 cup of water.  You can also add food coloring, but we just made it plain.  This stuff is fantastic for keep a toddler occupied.  It looks like its liquid, but when you pick it up, it’s hard.  It also oozes and is generally just a ton of fun!  When you start mixing, it’s going to get hard fast.  Don’t dump a ton of water in–that’s part of its beauty.  Stick with the recipe.  Also, we’ve been storing it in a plastic container for three days now, and it’s holding up well.

I will try to take pics and get back to daily creations now that everyone is starting to recover.  Hope your new year is starting off better than mine.



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