Many years ago, my husband and I decided that *someday* we would keep chickens. *Someday* finally arrived one month ago when eight yellow Buff Orpington chicks arrived in a tiny cardboard box by Priority Mail to our local farm store. We were asked to pick up our new backyard chicken flock within the hour!
After hosting a giveaway for Mother’s Day, it only seemed fair (and fun!) that I offer one for Father’s Day as well. Reading bedtime stories is just one of the many ways that my husband connects with our children. I am very pleased to give away two of our favorite books with hope that they will become special to your family too.
Yesterday afternoon, the boys were playing King and Knight of New Hampshire. (Of course, Colin declared himself King and requested a crown!) Owen gave him a bucket to wear on his head and we laughed, and laughed, and laughed, as there really is nothing sillier than a King wearing a Bucket Crown! As the boys played, I sat down in the grass and noticed that the abundant growth of Dandelions, Wild Violets, and Forget-Me-Nots did make our yard look rather kingdomly and lovely. Did I remember how to make Flower Chain Crowns?
With Renaissance Faire fever blowing through our home this week, I have a feeling that this is just the first of many medieval-themed crafts and activities coming up in the next few weeks!
I thought it would be fun for Owen to wake up and find that his Teddy Bear had turned into a knight, overnight! Here’s how to do it for just $1.00!
There was no doubt in my heart that I was going to spend Mother’s Day spoiling my children, so I took them to the New Hampshire Renaissance Faire for the very first time. After a full day of jousting, knight to knight combat, pirates, games, kettle corn, magic, tea with the Queen, and being knighted, Colin wrapped his arms around me and told me that “This was the best day I have ever had in my life and I will never forget it, Mommy. Ever.“
That was all I could have asked for this Mother’s Day!