Sunday, October 11, 2009

Fun with Play Doh

Ava had her first encounter with Play Doh today. I happened to be in the Play Doh section at Target today, picking up a gift for Isabel (shhhh, don't tell, Tiff!) and I thought it would be fun to bring some home for Ava.

Mostly I was concerned that she was going to try to eat it. Sure enough, she tried to pop a couple of purple chunks into her mouth, but I was able to stop her in time. I triple checked the package to make sure it's non-toxic, just in case!

She wasn't quite sure what to do with it since she couldn't eat it, but after a while, she got the hang of it. Mostly, she just squished in with her forefinger, but it's a start! I think next time we'll do a little project at her table so she has more room to "work"...

We were very happy to see Daddy this afternoon - he started the hunting season up north, so it was a girl's weekend in the Goers' household. Last night Ava spent several hours with Grandma Deb and Grandpa Whitey, while I went to spa event with my friend Lisa. Definitely a nice and relaxing night!

I also sorted and packed away all of Ava's clothes that don't fit - I cannot believe how many clothes she has. She's starting to wear 18-month pieces, so it's fun to have a whole new wardrobe to dress her in for daycare. I can't wait to put her in new sweaters, jeans, and jackets. And her U of M sweatshirt - we can't forget that! :)


Megan said...

You should make play doh with her - that way if she eats some it's not bad for her at all (and it smells good too) ALthough maybe she would have more fun making it later. And, you'd hate to encourage her to eat in case later she's playing with the real stuff!! Well it sounded like a good idea in my head.

Lisa said...

We'll have to try the play-doh one of these days. They had PAINT out for the kids at ECFE this past week and I was quite sure they lost their minds. Pain + toddlers does NOT seem like a good mix!!