Unlike the past few weeks this one has brought a slowness and time at home. No rushing off to work everyday, no packing bags and lunches and no having to get dressed if we don't want. The days are still flying by but the boys and I are just enjoying the time. Monday morning we welcomed friends over for a long overdue play date, Tuesday we went to my mom's and spent time with her daycare kiddos and today, well let me tell you.
This morning I decided I should actually try something I've pinned to my board on Pinterest. I mean way too many minutes, ok maybe hours, are spent scrolling through ideas, pinning and sharing without me actually doing them. So I flipped through my kids board, evaluated the materials I had available and decided it was SLIME DAY!
As pancakes were sizzling on the griddle my mom called wondering what we were up to. She only had her 4 year old boy this morning so they jumped in the car to join us. Three boys and a mama willing to make slime, it was a good time. Simple ingredients and an easy recipe; other than Pacey trying to eat the gooey, sticky mixture all went well. Check out the tutorial/recipe here. (I used white glue and blue food coloring)
Our slime was a bit runny which could have been attributed to one of the helpers adding too much water, not letting the borax dissolve enough or not thoroughly mixing, who knows.
Just as the tutorial said it offered us a good 3.5 minutes of fun! Pacey lasted the longest but also made the biggest mess.
Slime time ended and we ventured outside to enjoy the weather. After collecting three fresh eggs and swinging on the swings for a while I had the great idea to go on an "adventure walk". I threw some granola bars in my pocket, filled the water bottle and strapped them into their car seats. Less than a mile down the road we pulled over and started our adventure on the Mackenzie Center trails in the woods. Let's just say there are no pictures, it was a better idea in my head than in action and after walking while carrying Pacey for 40 minutes I slumped into the driver's seat completely exhausted.
Ahhh now just hoping for a quiet nap time...
(Did you notice Trexen's shirt??? I think we have a 4th birthday party theme:)