First off, I had the pleasure of chatting with Eileen of Little Acorn Learning last month. You may have noticed their button in my left hand sidebar I added recently. Little Acorn Learning offers monthly guides, full of information about seasonal crafts, poems, songs, activities, recipes, and gentle educational information for kids of all ages. I had the pleasure of reviewing the January guide and found it so helpful. It helped rhythmically guide the little one and I through our days with activities and songs. I highly recommend this program to parents of all ages! So please check out their website and blog for more information. We found it to be a wonderful help and I think you will too! Thanks Eileen!
Today was a lovely day full of crafting and lots of food. We started the day with a Valentine's craft. We plan on sharing the heart love with our family and friends. We started embroidering these hearts and sewed them up, filled with some flax seeds and lavender and topped off with a festive ribbon for hanging. Fun, cute, and thank goodness I have a big wool felt stash! (A "must-have"item on hand for crafts, if you ask me.)
Later we made banana bread. It's one of our favorite treats. We substituted agave nectar for sugar and added a wee bit more banana and it turned out perfectly! The little one loves to help bake and she is getting so good at it. We're working on leveling measuring cups and spoons before pouring them into the big bowl. She is getting good at picking out the correct ingredients too. But her favorite thing is greasing the bread pan. She does an amazing job, I might add!
We've also been enjoying a lot of these lately. Satsumas come into this house and are quickly devoured before the day is through. And the sunny orange color never fails to cheer me up on these winter days. Amount consumed today :: nine. I think that's our current record (for just the little one and I), but I have a feeling we'll beat it soon.
And lastly, a birthday present for a sweet friend. She is building her first home and I thought some new napkins for her new kitchen would be a great gift. Happy Birthday Kat! We love you!!