We dropped Vera off on Sunday afternoon.
We knew right away that she was going to have a blast!
I made some gingerbread play dough in case they needed another activity at some point. It ended up being helpful, I think, since it rained and ruined a few of the outdoor activities that were planned. (Recipe at the end of the post!)
I think everyone had fun because I saw lots of pictures on instagram throughout the day.
While Vera was at Grammy & Grandanny's, Tad, Cordelia, and I stayed with Jed and Angela (Tad's brother and sister-in-law). We had an awesome time with them!
Tad cooked burgers for us Sunday night.
Cordelia started sitting up (kind of) on her own.
We went thrifting (I'll share more about that later).
|they even set up their Christmas tree|
|just a few of Vera's crafts|
Gingerbread Play Dough (recipe originally found here)
(just for playing; not for eating)
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup salt
2 tsp. cream of tartar
1 Tbsp. ground cinnamon
2 tsp. ground ginger
1 tsp. ground nutmeg
1 tsp. ground cloves
2 Tbsp. oil (I used olive, but you can use something cheaper)
1 cup water
1 tsp orange extract (optional, but recommended)
Whisk together dry ingredients in a medium-sized sauce pan. Add water, oil, and orange extract (batter will be thick). Stir and cook over low/medium heat until mixture becomes "play dough" consistency. Remove from heat and knead on a silpat mat or parchment paper until smooth. (I love this part, so I kneaded mine for a while! It's just so fun!) Cool and store in an airtight container. Makes around 2 cups of play dough.