What a great weekend this was!
The kids got along great for the most part (it was the first time in weeks!), I got caught up on all my house cleaning and laundry, did some studying and was even left with lots of creative and play time.
I printed some color-by-number worksheets online to help my daughter learn her numbers. Technically, she isn't supposed to start preschool until September, but since I am planning on homeschooling her for preschool, why wait?! Lately, she has been showing serious interest in learning "school things" like letters and numbers. And I believe that going to your child's rhythm is the best way for them to learn. She is ready. But I'm keeping it light and fun, obviously, as she is only still 3.
So they did a Cat in the Hat worksheet, and before I had time to turn around, she was done and asking for more :) Apparently, she's all about speed...
The kids were playing pretend with Arianne's Ikea pots and pan set and Ashton came out of her room asking if I could make them some felt eggs... so felt eggs they got :)
It didn't take too long to whip those up and as soon as I was done making one, it disappeared into their play area :)
We also made homemade bread (among other things)... well... tried to, lol. I purposely didn't buy any when I did the groceries last Thursday, so I would be forced to make our own when we ran out. Because homemade is so much healthier for you without all those additives and preservatives.
But what a mess that was! I'm no bread making expert, but I know I can make bread, I've done this recipe before and it came out perfectly the first time I made it. I just didn't understand how this could have happened. Then I noticed a very important detail on the recipe I had copied from HERE. The temperature was in Celsius, not Fahrenheit! That explains why the bread was still so raw inside, LOL.
So this morning was round two of bread making. I baked it at the right temperature this time and voila!
Awesome, fresh, warm, homemade vegan bread for lunch! Ashton asked to have his with the local raw honey we had just picked up at the farmers market on Friday and he was in heaven. He might be just 5, but I swear he could have eaten most of this loaf if I would have let him. But he had 3 slices instead. Along with a hard boiled egg and some raspberries. I'm shaking my head as I type this, because I really don't know where he puts all of it, he's so skinny!
And my last creation of the weekend... a felt cinnamon roll!
Yes, only a single one. Completely hand stitched. This took me most of this afternoon to make from beginning to end. It was way more time consuming than I had anticipated, but the kids were beyond happy! I think my kids are pretty happy with my felt creation addictions, because before bedtime, Arianne requested more owl headbands (more on that soon :), and Ashton asked if I could make him some green eggs to go with his Dr. Seuss Book.
I guess there won't be a lack of creative posts here anytime soon at this rate! :)
I hope you all had a great weekend as well!