Thursday, October 8, 2009

Down on the farm

Last night I made my (somewhat misguided and only-I-could-get-that-lost) way to my sister’s farm. I had never driven myself before, and it was dark, so I found myself on a little detour – thanks to my wonderful brother in law, who came to my rescue (and also to Mr RG for fielding the WTF phone calls).
The calm before the storm….. a happy snap taken on the journey. Perhaps I should have paid more attention to where I was going, instead of taking photos….
Today AJ and I had a pretty action packed day, and I loved having the opportunity to spend some time with her, which is something I’ve never done on my own before.
We started with reading a few books, then made some play dough. Here’s how you make a good play dough.
In a bowl add:
2 cups flour
1 cup salt
1 Tablespoon cream of tartar
and stir to combine.
In a jug combine:
2 Tablespoons of oil
2 cups boiling water
your chosen colouring
Slowly add the hot water, oil and colouring to the flour mix, then stir to combine. If needed add a little extra flour or water to make more or less gooey.
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Then, depending on your interest, spend a good few minutes more interested in the empty cream of tartar tin than the play dough…..
Then copy Aunty’s nifty play dough demo….
And have fun!
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After play dough we tried some painting, which really ended up being some fantastic messy water/water colour play. She loved it! It should come out in the wash…. sorry Mum!
Followed by little walk and play around the farm …. baaaaaa!
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After all that it was time for a ‘nana snack and a lie down! AJ slept for an hour and a half, before being ready for some lunch and a chilled out afternoon with Aunty and Daddy, who had arrived home.
Thanks for the fun day AJ! I hope we can do it again sometime soon xxx


  1. Looks like lots of fun was had - you are going to be a great mummy :)


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