Monday, September 14, 2009

Homemade play dough

This is the first time I made play dough. It is very simple. All you need is :

1 cup of flour
1/2 cup of salt
1 cup of water
1 teaspoon of vegetable oil
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
Few drops of food coloring

Just mix all these ingredients together in a cooking pot and set over a medium heat while stirring constantly until the mixture becomes a ball. This should only take a few minutes.
Then remove from the stove and place the ball on the counter and add the food coloring then begin kneading the ball. (Be careful, the ball will be warm from the stove).
Knead for 1 to 2 minutes, then let it cool.
You'll want to wear gloves or your hands will turn the color of the coloring.

I keep in a zipper bag. It can keep up to few weeks.

These are our creation! The smaller caterpillar and and apple my daughter made. All the shapes my daughter cut it and I add some design. So "pai ser" my art is not that good.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Fabian Before and After

Before After

July and August are the most tiring month. My whole family falls sick except me. First my son Fabian, he admitted hospital because of acute gastroenteritis (diarrhea and vomit) Cause by bacteria in his gastric. He stays at hospital for 3 nights 4 days. Then my daughter fever and runny nose follow by my husband, flu. After a week my son admitted again. He got phlegm. When he breathes I can hear the whizzing sound. Very serious until he need admitted for 5 nights 6 days.

The story not yet ends, when he came back for few days, he vomit again. So, I need to take him to the doctor. The doctor said he maybe he is allergy to milk lactose. He needs to change his milk powder to soy powder. After taking the Isomil (soy powder) he is ok now. I know that the soy powder taking for a long period of time it will cause tooth decay. However, he will drink until 1 year-old. So is ok no need to worry, since he don’t have teeth.

I am extremely exhausted. Being a mother, the most tiring is look after the children when they fall sick! I sleep for two days when every thing settles down.

My Fabian weight went down, you can see how different in the pictures.