Saturday, March 17, 2018

On Saint Patricks' Day

In which the girls don tiny, festive hats to make Irish Soda Bread this morning. 
Nature table decorations, complete with rainbow scene felted by Grace. 
This is seriously the most scrumptious Irish Soda Bread ever (recipe courtesy of my dear friend Kristin)! 
May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world,
with joy that long endures.
May all life's passing seasons,
bring the best to your and yours!

Happy Saint Patrick's Day from our family to yours! xo

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Snow Much Fun!

Another week, another nor'easter another chance to spend hours playing in the snow! xo 

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Thursday, March 8, 2018

It's A Marshmallow World.....

Greetings and happy International Women's Day from our own little bit of Narnia! xo 

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Bread And Butter

Some of us just really get into lessons! I shared a video of her shaking this butter on Facebook and I'm so sad there's no way to share that video here, too. It was absolutely delightful! If we're connected on Facebook and you haven't already watched this video, I encourage you to do so. You can't help but smile! 

 The finished butter that both girls made, along with the bread they made earlier in the day. We are in full on colonial/American Revolution mode in preparation for our trip to Williamsburg next month! The girls absolutely loved when they studied the Revolution during Grace's "local history block" last year, and so I knew they would be thrilled to do it again this year when it was Emma's turn for that same block. As an added bonus, Grace's grade five materials from Oak Meadow have her studying American history this year and that means more of the Revolution for her too! I love when their blocks line up like that. It doesn't happen often but when it does it's such a treat! All this, paired with the upcoming trip to Colonial Williamsburg makes it feel like the stars have aligned for us! 
Warm bread and homemade butter made for an absolutely perfect snack this afternoon! xo

Monday, March 5, 2018

A Sweet Saturday

There is nothing quite like the scent of maple in the air outside, followed by the final boil and lovely scent inside! Our three little trees gave us one quart of syrup this season. Not too bad considering those unseasonably warm days we had mixed in there, too. We're actually thinking that we may tap every other year instead of every year in the hopes that we would be able to make more than one quart of syrup during the season. xo

Saturday, March 3, 2018