Monday, April 14, 2014

For Fine Fairies

This being the first real weekend of good spring weather, Bunny and I thought it best to spruce up our fairy garden. While we were at Lowe's to get a ceiling fan for our bedroom, we picked up two tiny succulents. With a little fresh potting soil, some water and a general cleaning up, and our fairies were much happier with their little home.

"I prefer the company of happy people who are believers in magic...

And of magical people who are believers in happy."

Friday, April 11, 2014

{this moment}

{this moment} - A Friday ritual, inspired by SouleMama, capturing a moment from the week.  A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments for all to find and see. 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Enchanted Childhood Preschool ~ The Letter R

R is for Robin!!

So thankful spring is here and the robins are abundant!

Sister Robins!

R is for Rainbow!

It is always a good day when a child who moved on from our little family comes back for a visit!

Every now and then I like to "observe" various skills of the children.
The above picture was made by three children. stats, left to right:
boy 4 years 2.5 months
boy 4 years 2 days
girl 2 days shy of 4 years

A favorite game in the classroom is to have the children close their eyes while I pass out continents.  After they open their eyes, I call out the continents and they place their's in the right place!

R is for Rabbit

  It is always exciting to find paintings you know!

Often when someone is attempting a new work, 
the other children seem to just naturally gather around to watch (best learning!)

I love our happy, busy classroom!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

A Lil' Bit Of Baking

We somehow always manage to forget to take a picture of something until it is halfway gone.
Never the less, I think you can see how delish this crustless cheesecake looks.
It tastes even better!

My need for creativity has been drastically ignored lately. Without going into detail, the past months have been insane. Moving in with Mama was the least of the big changes. AND there are still a ridiculous of boxes stacked in the garage waiting to be unpacked. More stuff than I am sure was ever in my home. So my creative side is now rebelling and forcing me to bake.

I somehow love to bake, but I am not much a fan of coking. It works out well living with Mama who is a fan-freakin-tastic cook, but doesn't care a whole lot for baking. So I have been trying out some healthy (in relative terms) desserts for the family. I made one cheese cake with blueberry topping, but it turns out Dad doesn't like blueberries... I fear for his sanity as blueberries are in my top 10 fav foods ever. Oh well, more for me... So I was forced to make another topped with mixed berries instead.

I used THIS RECIPE, but subbed stevia for sugar, and made my own (actually mom's idea) half berry, half all fruit jam, topping.

Yum, oh yum!