Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Corn Husk/Cob Family

 You can find mommy and daddy corn husk directions  here

To make the corn cob baby I cut the kernals of a corn cob

Then threw the corn to our chickens.

I waited a couple days for the cob to dry out. Then painted on a baby face and wrapped it in a fabric scrap blanket, keeping it secure tith a hot glue gun.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Rain Puddles

Ever since L got this cute book for her birthday.....

She started asking for us to by her some rain booots so she can jump in puddles too.  We bought her some sparkly pink rain boots. Then we waited and waited for some rain

Then! we finnaly got some last weekend and spent the sfternoon playing in the rain

Tasting the rain drops!

sitting in puddles

Smelling the flowers

Playing with ants

even gardening

We haid "hi" to the nieghbor's dog who watched us from underneath the fence, but
L informed me tit was "NOT a dog it's a pig snout oink oink" lol.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Pretend Baking

L's latest sensory activity was playing with flour and cinnamon. She made "waffles, cookies, and pumpkin pie" 

She even enjoyed taking some real bites of her masterpieces!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Apples and blackberries!

We recently had a wonderful Saturday afternoon picking apples and blackberries. I look forward to this every year! This year L was old enough to enjoy it too.

When we got home I made us all apple juice using the juicer. I LOVE our juicer it gives me instant energy in the morning when I make fruit and veggie juices
I also made 3 apple pies, applesause, and apple doughnuts. We  just ate the blackberries by itself and I also used it to flavor our water kefir (healthy soda)

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Birthday part 3 (cake and dinner)

On our summer vacation L fell in love with fish and chips. So that is what she had for her birthday dinner. We try to make most of our meals from scratch, but this one ended up being frozen premade stuff.  Thankfully I found organic fries and ketchup!

Her birthday cake came from the Festivels Family and Food book. We used the apple cake recipe and I just made up a maple cream frosting..  It took some thinking to figure out the apple cake recipe because I needed to double it, and it was written in the metric system so the flour  sugar, and butter were by weight. Luckily I had a mail scale.  Im not sure if I did it the right way...  but the cake turned out very rich and yummy, but from what I
remember it came out to 1 1/2 cups of sugar! and 1 1/2 sticks of butter!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Birthday part two (the birthday ring)

This was our first year using the birthday ring. I decided to have L pick out a new ornament every year to place on the ring. Some people buy them all at once and just move the ornaments to the center as the ring gets filled up with candles. The ring and ornaments came from Nova Naturals . I went ahead and picked a baby carrige to represent L's first year. L had no trouble deciding what she wanted for her second year She said very quickly, "oh mommmy I want the star" (it's really a sun) I think they even sell a actual star but this is the one she pointed to.

We lit the first candle and told her that when she was one years old she liked
  • airplane
  • sun, moon, and stars
  • all animals
  • her da and neigh
  • hummus, mangos, apples, and peanut butter
  • nature walks
  • beach
  •  jumping (pretending to be a bunny)
  • making food for mommy and daddy in her pretend kitchen
we talked about what she disliked
  • oatmeal
  • spiders
  • having her hair brushed
  • naptime
Then we let the second candle and told her now she is two! and she got to blow them out

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Wee's birthday part 1 (Birthday table/ crown and presents)

Little "Wee" is already 2! I can't believe how fast she has grown.

I set up her fall themed birthday table the night before, while she was asleep. She was so happy and surprised when she saw it the next morning

I bought this beautiful crown on Etsy from a shop called Bumblina. I was going to make her one, but just didn't have the time with all the other projects I was making for her birthday. I'm so glad I ended up purchasing one, because she did a much better/detailed job than I would have done

I let L open up one present in the morning. It was this moon and star dress that she immediately wanted to put on ( she currently loves anything  to do with moon, stars, and suns) The rest of the presents had to wait to be opened when daddy got home from work.

Here are some of the presents she received

Some homemade outfits made by me
  • The polka dot skirt used to be a dress that her paternal grandma wore to her 50th high school reunion!
  • a colorful skirt from some fabric Wee picked out during the summer
  • a apple themed outfit to wear on our upcoming apple picking trip

  • beeswax crayons
  • I made a felted play mat for her little animals
  • homemade felt cinnamon rolls
  • a couple books

  • some light up shoes and finger puppets from Ama and Pa Pa
  • and a dolly from great grandma ( you can tell by the dirty nose she has already received lot of love
That's all for now. Stay tuned for the apple cake, dinner, and the birthday ring