"Let's have a merry journey, and shout about how light is good and dark is not. What we should do is not future ourselves so much. We should now ourselves. "NOW thyself" is more important than "Know thyself." Reason is what tells us to ignore the present and live in the future. So all we do is make plans. We think that somewhere there are going to be green pastures. It's crazy. Heaven is nothing but a grand, monumental instance of future. Listen, now is good. Now is wonderful." ~ Mel Brooks

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Playdate with KiKi

Today, Charlotte got to have her first play date (without Mama or Papa). This would then be KiKi's first time without her daily companion. It wasn't easy for KiKi to understand why she couldn't tag along so I did my best to distract her and planned a special activity just for her.

KiKi loves to paint and be messy. What two year old doesn't?! With that in mind we decided that painting the porch would be a fun activity. We made up some paint (sidewalk chalk paint) grabbed some brushes and headed outdoors to "color our porch"!

For Kiks, the idea of painting on the porch was fun and made her giggle! Unfortunately, the color didn't stick; when the paint dried it turned white again, but, it was fun for her, nonetheless.

To make the paint you mix together:: 2 tbsp. of cornstarch, 2 tbsp. of water, a few drops of food coloring (we used our left over Easter egg dye that we save to use throughout the year). Stir it up and there you have it. You might have to kinda play with the consistency a bit and the paint doesn't work all that great on wood (our porch is wood) but it does work well on stone or concrete!

Kinda blurry,sorry! I like the way the colors swirl!
What are some of  your favorite activities to do with your littles when you are afforded quality one on one time?


  1. For us it almost always ends up being a board game, card game, or a read aloud. I'm thinking it is time for some domestic education for the big two the next time we have one on one time. I could use a few other people who can wash dishes and do laundry in the house but these are tasks I'm not interested in having done poorly so I don't want them to do it without really being shown how and I think they might enjoy learning if it is one on one, but I'm probably wrong about that!


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