Hello friends! It has been raining for what seems like months here in Texas, but hey I’m not complaining, just looking for my sanity.
Today was no different as the downpour came as we headed to the library for my weekly adult socializing event…no, just kidding, our weekly storytime with the best Children’s Librarian EVER (a few books she loves below)! Anyway, it was all about monsters and so of course I felt right at home because this moldy weather and Miss K’s incessant mocking, sassy mouth has turned me into a full on mommy monster or an old lady tempted to swallow a bat (There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Bat-one of Miss Ks favorite books right now). I was even more convinced as I saw my reflection on the magnet board…🧟♀️
During naptime I unboxed the new food dehydrator the hubby got me for my bday and started making some fruit roll ups/leather…I’ll let y’all know how that turned out once it’s done, but it was super easy to make. I blended together: 2 peaches, 1 cup strawberries, 1/4 cup applesauce, juice of 1/2 lemon. Put in the machine at 140°F for approximately 8hrs 🤞🏼.
Once the angel woke up it was time to play! We built roads and tracks, played tug of war with jump ropes and also used scrabble as a “teaching tool”, which she was completely into especially since she has been begging to play it for the last 3 months. I was surprised how much fun she had searching for the letters to her name and placing them on the wooden holders…sometimes it’s the things you never expect them to enjoy that holds their attention the longest and as a bonus an boost to my slumping mommy ego she was learning!
Tonight, I decided to add a little something in with our bedtime routine by adding “Good Night Yoga” before our book and I think Miss K enjoyed it…I found a cool YouTube video that guides you through the book and I plan to follow it up with “Good Morning Yoga” in the morning to see if we can set ourselves up for calmer more enjoyable days 🤪😬. I finished up the evening by reading a little in one of my “inspirational” books to calm the monster in me.
What do you do to stay sane in rainy weather? Do you have any inspirational quotes or books you ground yourself in? What kinds of activities do you and your little ones enjoy inside?
Happy Tuesday and opening night of NIOSA!! Fiesta in San Antonio is underway and if you have never experienced it, it is like no other event!
it was all out Texas Speedway today at my house from the time my feet touched the floor! I had about an hour before my little bundle of energy awoke to get let the girls out and get breakfast going…well kinda, she walked in right as I was about to start mixing everything up for the Paleo Peach Fritters and she just had to help mommy! I love how much she enjoys helping me cook in the kitchen and of course today was no different…although it does take a bit longer, it’s totally worth the smile and sense of pride she beams with while she enjoys the fruits of her labor. Once Little H arrived, it was time to kick multitasking into high gear since we had less than an hour to get all of us dressed and out the door for story-time at the library. WE DID IT and even had a few minutes to spare!
Once we arrived at storytime there was lots of fun to be had! Miss Leslie is FABULOUS and plans the most creative storytime book reading, song, activity sessions. This week was train storytime and we had a blast!
Once we left the library it was time for lunch and naps…while the little ones napped I whipped
up dinner—cassava flour fried chicken and sautéed sweet potatoes for Miss K and my husband
since I would be leaving early for a volunteer commitment in San Antonio at NIOSA. There was lots of food, music, and extravagant sombrero hats.
What a long exciting day! Hope you all had a little slower but fun filled one too.
We love reading in our house and have an active imagination. Now I’m not sure if all the reading, talking or everyday exposure created that imagination and has our little two year old speaking like a tiny adult, but I can’t help but think it may have had a little something to do with it. We started out reading books very early and at about six months of age added in the “My “a-z” Books by Jane Belk Moncure, which I think definitely helped her to have such clear and articulate pronunciation. Books are always a great gift and a fan favorite, so I thought I would share my little ones Top 10 right now.
the great thing about a few of these books is Amazon and Netflix have short movies that follow the stories precisely. (Bear Hunt – Amazon, Gruffalo and Room on the Broom are on Netflix). I hope you all enjoy these books as much as we do!!
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