The boys and I made Flubber today!  Cutie Pie’s preschool teacher sent home the recipe on Monday, and since I decided to keep the kids home from school due to a persistent cough, it seemed like a fun activity for us to try.

Flubber Recipe

Large Bowl

  • 2 cups white glue
  • 1 1/4 cups warm water
  • Food coloring of your choice

Mix and let it sit.

Small Bowl

  • 1 1/3 cups warm water
  • 3 tablespoons Borax

Mix small bowl ingredients with a metal spoon.

Add ingredients from small bowl to ingredients in the large bowl.  Mix with a metal spoon.  When mixed ingredients will form a ball.  Approximately 2 tablespoons of liquid will pour off.

We did not have enough Elmer’s glue to make a full batch (remind me to pick up some more when it’s on sale for 20 cents…).  We only had three bottles which came to about 1 cup.  So, I did my best to half the Flubber recipe.

The boys enjoyed adding the food coloring and stirring up the ingredients.

My rough estimates for half a recipe must have worked because we ended up with a Flubbery substance.

Flubber is pretty much like silly putty.  It bounces, it oozes, it can be used with play dough toys.

I highly recommend  whipping up a batch to stave off boredom!  It does the trick.  At leas for a little while 🙂


Let’s Bowl! Let’s Bowl! Let’s Rock ‘N’ Roll!

Remember that song from Grease 2?  “Let’s bowl!  Let’s bowl!  Let’s rock ‘n’ roll!”  Yeah, it’s stuck in my head!

We were invited to a birthday party at the bowling alley today.  Wildman’s twin friends are turning 5 next week.  I can’t believe they’re that old already.  We met them a long time ago at the library’s story time when Wildman was 18 months old and the twins were two.  The twins’ mom is one of the sweetest people I know.

Wildman and Cutie Pie had never been bowling before today so they were super excited to try it out.

They had yummy pizza for dinner.  The kids scarfed that up, of course!

It took the kids two hours to bowl one game!  There were 12 children at the party with six bowling per lane.  It was so cute to watch preschoolers bowl.

Some of them could barely make the ball roll all the way down the lane.  The speed on one of Cutie Pie’s was 0.4 mph!!!  SLOW!  And one time his ball completely stopped before hitting a single pin.  A lane attendant had to walk out to retrieve the ball…

It was pretty much chaos trying to keep up with 12 mini bowlers but it was such fun!  The kids did a great job of taking turns and sharing the bowling balls.  No one got hurt either.  We might just have to take the boys back for a family bowling night one of these days.  J was bummed that he didn’t get to bowl 🙂

Oh, and the cake rocked!  That’s Publix cake for you!!! Yummy!!!

Happy Birthday, C and C!!!!


This is the conversation Wildman and I had on the way home from preschool today:

Me: Have you thought about what stuffed animal you want to bring to school on Friday for the toy pet parade?

Wildman: Nope.

Me: You can bring Husky, if you want.

Wildman: Yeah. Husky is a dog like Sugar and Spice are dogs.

Me: Yes, he is. But he’s a stuffed dog.

Wildman: I like dogs.

Me: I know you do.

Wildman: Dogs ride in the back of trucks sometimes.

Me: Yep.

W: Maybe we can take Sugar and Spice in the back of our truck some time.

Me: I don’t think so, Wildman. Sugar and Spice belong to Mr. Guido.

W: Who is Mr. Guido?

Me: He’s our neighbor. You see him walking his dogs in the evenings.

W: Oh. I don’t like Mr. Guido’s name.

Me: Well, there’s nothing you can do about that.

W: Why not?

Me: Because it’s his name. You can’t change a person’s name just because you don’t like it.

W: I like the name Bob. Mr. Guido should be “Bob”.

Me: You can’t change Mr. Guido’s name, honey.

W: I still like “Bob”.

Me: Okay…