Nearly every evening my husband plays the piano while my two girls sing.
No, we don’t coerce them into doing it; they do it because they enjoy it.
Yes, it does sometimes seem like a scene from a decades-old, nurturing film, and I love that.
No, we are not grooming them into a family band for the newest talent show.
Yes, I do think activities like this come more naturally when your kids don’t watch TV or play video games.
Their favorite songs to sing right now are all from The Sound of Music. :)
I spend a lot of time in the kitchen, so my kids spend a lot of time in the kitchen. Besides it being a nice reminder that your kids do and say what you do and say, for better or for worse, they’re actually learning a lot and are starting to be quite helpful! This day, my 5-year-old mixed up the tortilla dough and rolled the dough into balls while I pressed the balls into tortillas, then my 6-year-old manned the tortilla pan all by herself, flipping and all.
She was very excited to be able to show off her mad tortilla flipping skills to a friend. I wonder if Master Chef Jr will still be a show when she’s eight…
You know it is a grey, dreary day when your image from that day looks like it was taken in black-and-white even though it was taken in full color.
Thankfully, I only stepped out into the greyness to click a quick photo before retreating back to the sofa where I snuggled in with my four kids and a book, fire crackling and Advent music playing. Although before continuing with our story I wondered out loud at how lucky we were to have that warm room, and we said a little prayer for everyone who was out in the cold that night.
We recently took a short vacation with Grandma and Grandpa and the resort/hotel had a horse stable, where my oldest met and brushed this horse named Willy.
For the last few year or so she has been determined that she will be a restaurant owner when she grows up, but I think our little visit to the stable has “farm owner” back up to a close second.
I love having two girls close in age. If they ever decide they’re not going to be best friends anymore, I’m going to show them a long series of pictures like this until they change their minds.