Easter “Wreath” and River’s Imagination…

Another “wreath” in upgraded picture frame style!

The “Happy Easter” decoration was one I made about 5 years ago. It needed an upgrade. This is what I came up with (all items I already had). The only additional thing it could use is a grommet for the ribbon.


River came home on friday from school on a mission. She wanted to cook. Instead of discourage her (like, I honestly, normally would due to mess and my lack of motivation) I let her take the reigns. She made a recipe:


{2 carrots, 3 spoons salt (sot–hehe), pepper, 3 slices tomato}

It was the cutest thing to watch. I had to explain that it wouldn’t be very yummy for dinner, though. (She used a butter knife to cut the tomato.)


IMG_2533IMG_2535Later I let her make something that was edible for contribution to dinner. She wanted to make a fruit salad, so I gave her some supplies and allowed her to choose either vanilla pudding mix or strawberry jello mix as a “sauce”. She chose the strawberry jello and it turned out quite yummy.

IMG_2537IMG_2539{1 can Dole pineapple, 2 mandarine oranges, leftover 1/2 jar of home canned peaches, strawberry jello–we didn’t put in the banana}

Today she decided to get out all the Friend magazines to find things to draw. She really did a great job. I especially thought her picture of Henry B. Eyring was impressive


She is turning into such a big girl! I’m just amazed everyday.


Deric made dinner tonight: from scratch tomato soup–Yum!

~Nostalgic Knucklehead

About stacey

I am the Mom of two young, rambunctious girls, a curious little boy, and a wee little man who is bursting with joy for life. I just wanted to do something for myself that allowed me to harness the magical moments of being a Mom. (A job that sometimes feels thankless, misunderstood, and considered easy by those that haven't done it.) I wanted to be more positive by looking more closely at the good things that happen every day via photos and my thoughts.
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