Monthly Archives: April 2009

3 generations


I just wanted to share the thrill of family because this picture makes me laugh for all the right reasons. That’s my father-in-law pushing my sister-in-law and my niece on our church playground. Three generations pictured….and I’m so glad to be a part of the McGinnis family!

I hope you’re not embarrassed, Valerie!

Goop recipe


My good friend, Jennifer, called me yesterday afternoon and shared this fun recipe with me for homemade goop. No, it’s not like playdough and it’s not like silly putty…’s GOOP! My children enjoyed playing in it with their hands and feet. Once the goop hit the skin, it dried and reminded me of paraffin wax. Only three ingredients are needed and I had all on hand – I knew I bought that cornstartch on sale a few months back for a reason!

Homemade GOOP recipe

1/3 c. water

1 c. cornstarch

Food coloring (if desired)

small bowl

cookie sheet

(Makes enough for 1 child)

In a bowl or pie plate, mix water and optional food coloring. Add the corn starch and let the combo sit for two minutes, allowing the water to soak up the startch. Begin mixing with your hand or spoon. If you need to add more water, add just a couple of drops (especially after playing with it for awhile). Have fun!

FYI: I would HIGHLY advise that you play with the GOOP outside. Trust me.