Chocolate playdough and mud puddles




Now that Peyton is at school and Hunter is at kindy five mornings a week Eli is getting a lot of one on one time with his favourite person – me!

He seems to be adjusting his sleeps from mornings back to afternoons especially if he sleeps through the night!

This morning after our school/kindy run we finally made playdough together. It’s been on my to do list for months but somehow we just never got around to it and they just played with the store bought stuff.

Kindy made chocolate playdough the other week so feeling all inspired we did too. After a quick pinterest search for a playdough recipe as I couldn’t find mine we got started. Eli tasted the flour – he was not impressed ha ha. He ran to the bathroom for a facecloth to get rid of the taste out of his mouth. We added chocolate essence, ground ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon and cocoa powder to our mix.



It smelled soooooo good! It was like playing with chocolate fudge.

This was the recipe we used


(Hunter had a great afternoon playing with it too while Eli had his nap).

After playdough and yet another Wiggles dvd we went to the park and fed the ducks. This is Eli’s new favourite thing to do. We save the crusts that the boys don’t eat from their sandwiches. Eli is getting really good at feeding them and isn’t scared anymore after his first duck feeding experience (poor boy was surrounded!!!)

Ducks feed and chased and it was time for a swing and many instagram videos later! Seriously I am obsessed with this latest update on instagram! It is awesome. Unfortunately my phone battery died so I lost them all and didn’t even get to take one of Eli and the mud puddle.

It was a glorious moment in his toddlerhood. It was the best muddiest puddle. He needed no encouragement and jumped right in. Good muddy fun. Lots of jumping in and out, stomping and throwing big sticks in it. It ended with a great splosh as he fell over backwards in it. Most pleased with himself as we ran back to the car where he wiped his muddy hands all over the outside of the doors!

He left the park in his singlet and nappy – he wasn’t impressed at being this naked!

I plan for another day of messiness tomorrow – might even head back to that mud puddle but be better prepared this time!


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