Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Shhhhhh! Fairies are here and a sweet little treat! :-)

"And as the seasons come and go, here's something you might like to know. There are fairies everywhere :under bushes, in the air, playing games just like you play, singing through their busy day. So listen, touch, and look around-in the air and on the ground. And if you watch all nature's things, you might just see a fairy's wings."

Author Unknown

"Fairies are invisible and inaudible like angels. But their magic sparkles in nature."

Lynn Holland

Today I had the girls explore in our yard searching for materials to make their own fairies! What a grand time they had! A small idea unleashed a wealth of imagination!

We also found a birds nest with eggs in it during our explorations, what a treat for the girls to find!

This is Kathleen's fairy creation (She is 4 years old)

This is Hayley's creation (She is 9 years old) She turned it into a whole village of creative ideas, music, garden, and flower fairies unite! ;-)

Endless possibilities, and no right or wrong, just let the imagination soar! It was such a joy watching them explore and create their unique ideas.

We also were working up quite an appetite and decided to make yummy Graham Cracker Bars. My youngest is severely allergic to eggs so I have many recipes to accommodate her needs. This is a favorite of ours.

2 3/4 cups graham crackers crumbs  (girls enjoy putting graham crackers in a large plastic bag and hitting them with a wooden mallet to make the crumbs)
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 1/2 tablespoons honey
3 tablespoons orange juice
3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
confectioner's sugar (to dust) Adjust according to your preference.

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F Butter a 9x13x2 inch pan

2. In a medium bowl, combine crumbs, condensed milk, honey, and orange juice;with a wooden spoon, mix well. Stir in chocolate chips.

3. Spread batter evenly into prepared pan. Bake for 20-30 mins. or until lightly browned and sides come
away from pan.

4. Cool completely in pan and dust with confectioners sugar.


We also enjoy reading a lot in our house, and I thought I'd share another one of our favorite books, that encourages reading. If you get a chance to check it out at the library or pick up a copy, it's worth it, and can be handed down through generations.

It's called Scarecrow Pete.
Written by Mark Kimball Moulton

Hope you have a great day!



Sheila said...

Gorgeous daughters and very talented too! Love the flowers and the fairy poems. Can't wait to try the graham cracker bars--they look delicious and easy. Have a blessed evening.

Heather said...

How sweet! I love the idea and the creativity your girls used in the activity! They looked like they had a blast too :)
Thanks for sharing.

colonialhomestead said...

My youngest Son and I explored the woods behind our home one day gathering things from the woods. We glued them on large sheets of paper & took photos. We also dug up a small maple tree seedling to plant in our yard. This was fun and it left him & Mom with memories of him & mom having fun together. I am sure your girls will treasure the memories of this day. Blessings to you & yours!