Not only did I make sure that Evan got musical instruments for his birthday, not only do I let Evan use crayons in the house, not only do I have finger paints waiting in the closet for the perfect day... but I let Evan play with play dough AND I let him mess up the play dough and mix all the colors (it is his play dough after all). I know, I'm an awesome mom... stop telling me, I already know (that is until I completely lose my cool because Evan keeps trying to play with the kitty litter and do something really mature like lock him out of the litter room while I'm in the room cleaning it only there is no lock on the door and he can turn the handle to get back in the room so I turn into a screaming banshee... then I'm not so awesome).
Anyway, back to me being awesome... on Sunday I introduced the play dough to Evan. And it only took about 10 minutes for Brian to come out and want to play as well. I of course then made sure that Chloe was part of the fun.
I let Evan play with the play dough out on our screened-in porch on top of newspaper. Surprisingly he kept it on the paper the entire time. And, to let Chloe participate, I put her on the table in her Bumbo. You know, because only a responsible parent would put her child in a foam chair on top of a table.
And sure, her father was there in case she threw herself backwards... but he looks a little distracted by the play dough.
And then there is this... I'll never tire of those big blue eyes. Oh, and did I tell you... the reason the Eagles won this past Sunday is because Chloe wore this onesie. She'll be wearing it again in 2 weeks (bye week for Eagles this weekend - no game).
The boys didn't even notice how cute Chloe looked. They were busy in their own worlds. Evan was working on making one giant blob of play dough and Brian was working furiously, using my cookie cutters, to make:
Yup, Star Wars play dough. And, he insisted I take this picture so we could have it for posterity.
Brian wasn't the only one enthralled by the whole play dough / cookie cutter connection. Check out these videos:
Or access the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ov87EkWbnS0
Or access the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asAkTcRW4kI
Oh, and just for fun, let's look at yet another video where my daughter refuses to perform:
Or access the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFTKrgvCcPU
I swear that when I make those odd noises she usually responds. Trust me, I'm not walking around talking to myself like that.