being rylie, being sarah

first experience with play-doh & my old dollhouse

As a Christmas gift, my aunt and uncle sent Rylie a box full of goodies, including bath colors and a Play-Doh bucket. Since she was only 13 months old, we decided to hold off on letting her play with the Play-Doh until she was a tad older. Well, Saturday morning (6.16.18), that moment arrived.

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I took it out of the container and showed her how it squishes and can be flattened. She was really interested and loved rolling it out with the roller.

I loved watching her take it apart and examine each piece that came tore off.

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As I expected, she did start bringing a piece of it to her mouth, but I quickly told her it was not food and would taste yucky. “Ew,” she replied. “Yes! Very ew.” I said.

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I remember loving playing with Play-Doh as a kid and using my imagination to make pretty much everything. I’m looking forward to sharing our creations together!

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After a while, Rylie started getting a little antsy in her booster seat, so we cleaned up and headed downstairs for a treat.

When my younger brother was born, my parents got me a dollhouse as a big sister gift. Over my childhood, I got more and more sets for my dollhouse and it was a constant favorite. Through all our garage sales, I specifically kept it in hopes that my children would get to play with it one day. After multiple moves and Aaron jokingly making comments about why we were toting a house and 2 storage bins around with every move, we have finally reached a point where I could break out the memories and introduce my favorite toy to my daughter.

At first I brought out my big house, but she tried to sit on it which I was nervous would make it break, so I got out my motorhome (yeah, I have one of those 😛 ) but she stepped on that fold out as well. I decided the pet shop was probably my safest bet since nothing popped out when your unfolded it. I dug through my box and picked out all the animals and gave them to Rylie to put in the pet shop. She loves animals, and it definitely caught her attention.

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She played with it for a few minutes before moving on to the next thing, but those few minutes had my heart smiling. I made up countless stories with this toy, and I am so excited to watch Rylie do the same. And when Emmaline can play with her!? Ohh my gosh the cuteness ❤

 

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