secret cookies, pets, grandmas, books, and play clay!

baking secret cookies for a ppk swap!

they're in the mail and hopefully close to the recipient- soooo these are (half of the cookies sent) peanutbutter chocolate chip cookies from soy, not oi! we really, really love these. they make HUGE batches though. about 4 dozen. mailed some, froze some, ate forty billion and still more cookies!

and speaking of cookies! long ago(about 5 years ago), in a care package swap on the old vmb (r.i.p!), my partner included a book for shae that became one of his favorites.
Mmm, cookies! by Robert Munsch
it's a super-silly book full of onomatopoeias that kids LOVE, it's just the best family bedtime story. this storybook inspired shae to make some play clay over the weekend. all by himself, of course! you start off with salt & water in a pot on the stove and stir & stir. then you take the pot off the stove, add cornstarch & cold water and stir & stir. a few drops of food coloring and OH YES! more stirring! finally it thickens up and cools down. then the kneading. the fun part!

whatever you do, don't eat it! BLELCH! PLAY CLAY!

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