to be inspired

aroused, animated, or imbued with the spirit to do something, by or as if by supernatural or divine influence

Friday, November 23, 2012

Thanksgiving with an almost two year old

Pin It Now! This year we went around the table and shared aloud our thanks. I have my husband home and safe, and thats all I need. Its true love is really all you need.

Here are some highlights of our thanksgiving feast!
Our menu:
Peters homemade onion tart
Cornbread stuffing
Homemade cranberries
Mashed potato
Broccoli gratin
And of course turkey and gravy

Travel with an almost two year old is never easy. Their attention span is so short and you can't possibly bring a ton of toys with you. We made a small survival kit for when we just needed something new to entertain. Especially when you are visiting someone who doesn't have kids.

Ideas....from our kit....
Dixie party cups for stacking, knocking over cars or bowling, or hide a toy underneath.
Balloons...gets the adults involved too floating it around the room
A small craft, making a turkey with our handprints!
A decoration (something they can touch) thanksgiving banner
I mixed a small bag of homemade play dough to go (1 cup flour, 1/4 cup salt, 2 tablespoons cream of tarter, koolaide pack) Then all you need to ask of your host is a cup of water, a tablespoon of vegetable oil. Mix it all together in a pot and stir until a ball forms, about 3 minutes) kneed and cool.
An old school viewfinder, my husband had as a kid, he loves looking at the old sesame street slides.
A pack of Disney cars card game from the dollar store, my son isn't old enough to play cards but he recognizes the pictures and we can work on matching images
A light stick to explore
A few dollar store finds...flashcards (sesame street first words) a pencil and a pad of paper
A stack of new books checked out from the library.
If all else fails, try PBS lol!

We visited where my sister in law boards her horse. A lovely walk around the barn. We collected a bunch of natural treasures to centerpiece the table...
Here they are
A horse shoe
Pine cones
Tall grasses
Fresh hay

Simple things...collecting natural treasures remind us to appreciate the simple pleasures in life

Pin It Now!

No comments:

Post a Comment

Pin It button on image hover