his 10th birthday.
(and he isn't having a victorian tea like i did.)
i am holding on to him being a kid for as long as possible.
so i made him play dough.
Grandma Kathy's play dough
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 cup salt
- 1 Tablespoon Alum
- 1 cup boiling water
- 1 Tablespoon oil
- food coloring
step 1 : Mix the dry ingredients together
step 2: Boil together oil, water, & food coloring
step 3: Pour into dry ingredients and mix well
kathy's notes: I found that you don't want to heap the flour (or it is to dry) and don't let the water boil any length of time (or it will boil away some moisture) So I have my dry ingredients ready the minute it starts boiling.
and in the spirit of birthdays...i found old pictures.(mary, you KNEW i had to bust this one out!)our first look at the little guy. the end of my junior year of high school.i'm pretty sure no one else in my class had a baby brother born that year.
this is the age i remember him the most. maybe it was because that was when i lived at home. weird to think i moved out when he was only 2.
happy birthday, joe!you are a great guy.we are so blessed to have you as our brother.
and since we are going through old pictures, might as well bring out shawn's jr prom teal jacket.