February 29, 2012

Last week we were stuck inside with bad colds and I suggested we make playdough.  Unfortunately I didn't realize till Adrien was happily standing on the kitchen stool that we didn't have any flour.  I channeled my grandmother who let my sister and I as children mix together (and sometimes cook!) whatever ingredients we wanted, in whatever proportions we saw fit.  We would make a terrible mess, but we loved it.
 For his first concoction we used a pretty safe mash up of ingredients: crunchy peanut butter, powdered milk, honey, oil, powdered sugar, water and cornstarch.   Much much more fun than regular old playdough making! 

Love Bug Valentine's

February 11, 2012

Danyelle's ( valentine's are just about the cutest thing ever.  When I saw them I knew I had found the perfect cards for Noodle's play school group.  Above is my stab at them!  Check her's out and print your own here.

Grandmother Winter

And we have flurries!  It has been a relatively snow free year in Brooklyn, so any bit of white is very exciting!  In celebration of the snow I bring you one of our favorite winter books, Grandmother Winter.    A tale of the woman who brings on the snow with a shake of her down quilt.

Winter Visit

February 3, 2012

We are still  dreaming of the snowy days we spent with cousins, aunts, uncles and grandparents last week!


February 2, 2012

We are mid-way through the winter season today.  Smack between the Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox.   More light, more life, more warmth is on its way!

Trees in Winter

February 1, 2012

I am a sucker for factual children's books with great illustrations.   Winter Trees by Carole Gerber is one of these books.  It follows a boy and his dog through a snowy forest.  He plays among several trees noting what makes each one unique.  Full disclosure: Noodle declared it boring.  I am hopeful next year he will enjoy it!