Finger-painting with cool whip!

Last week went by super fast…I worked 4 out of the 7 days so Payton and I crammed a lot of good stuff into those 3 days we had together.  Night shift is definitely taking its toll on me, it is really hard to be a night person while also having to be a day person.  Though I can’t complain because I have a job, I love what I do (most of the time!), and I get to spend a lot of time with my punkin without having to use much childcare.  Some of the highlights of our week:
So we haven’t finished baby-proofing the kitchen yet and PJ looooves to open the drawers.  So we finally followed the advice of my Mom and gave PJ her own drawer.  So now 90% of the time the only drawer she cares about is her own and when we are missing something, say the remote control, I know to look in her drawer because she tends to put everything in there!

Oooohhh…look at all these goodies!

About to make a deposit…stealing Mama’s water bottle and putting it in MY drawer!

Payton does a short class at the local Children’s Museum once a week….she hated the finger-painting with shaving cream, couldn’t have cared less about gluing cotton balls onto a sheep picture, was ‘meh’ about play-doh…but loved playing with the little fuzzy balls!

Stuffing them all into her little cup.

So after she HATED the finger-painting in class, the next day I thought we would try finger paints again to see if she would do any better.  I defrosted a little cool whip and mixed in some food coloring…and then we got started.  She had fun for about 5 minutes until she realized how sticky it was on her hands and then…it.was.over.  She HATES sticky stuff on her hands!  But at least she enjoyed it for a few minutes.

Just cool whip and food coloring…mix and you are ready to paint! Oh…and a side of Cheerios to snack on! =)

Payton’s masterpiece!

She loved clean up time more than she loved the painting!!

And finally by the time Friday rolled around…the sun came out to play!  It was mighty chilly out but…no rain!  Sun!  So we bundled up and headed off to the park.


She must have walked 10 circles around the park!

Taking a rest…brrrrr, it’s cold out here Mama!









About JulesJ

We have grown from a family of three to four! I am a full time wife and Mommy, and a part time Registered Nurse in a busy Medical Cardiac ICU. My hubby works at Microsoft...that is what brought us to Seattle. We have the most adorable little girl...born October of 2011. Plus we have a new little bundle of joy in our life, our little prince was born February of 2014. We live in Issaquah, WA, about 20 minutes east of Seattle...though we are true Texans at heart. I am just trying to capture those every day moments so we will have memories to last a lifetime.
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2 Responses to Finger-painting with cool whip!

  1. Erin says:

    OH MY GOODNESS! Where did you get that sheep hat?!

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