Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Fancy Nancy

A month or so ago, Rowan discovered Fancy Nancy at the library. Cute books, cute illustrations, fun vocabulary. Rowan is definitely not the girliest of girls, but she does love to dress like a princess and, at least for a while, thought Fancy Nancy was just great.

So, two weeks ago, Rowan and I got decked out and went to the Mother/Daughter Fancy Nancy party at the library. She was all decked out in a fancy dress, ballet shoes, a crown, a wand, lots of jewelry. I even donned a tiara and we set out for the library. She made sunglasses and a bracelet and drank pink lemonade out of a goblet. Best of all, however, she discovered jelly beans. "Oh Mommy, these are so yummy. I love these beans, these pink and green beans, they are so yummy. Can I have some more beans? Please, Mommy?"

Overall we had a fun time, just the two of us. Times like this make me excited for all of the mother/daughter times yet to come.

What's Cooking?

All winter long, Rowan and I have spent quite a bit of time cooking together. During Tate's morning nap, we tried to have some special time together, and what better than baking? Cookies, muffins, pancakes, raisin bars. Lots of stirring, mixing and tasting. So when I found a local cooking class for 2-4 year olds, I jumped at the chance to sign Rowan up.

Over the weeks she made pancakes, pizza, dirt pudding and "hamburgers and hot dogs" (which were really cookies sandwiched to look like hamburgers and bananas in a hot dog bun with peanut butter and jelly). She had to miss the last class and the field trip to Cold Stone (which, let's admit here, I'm sure I was more sad than she was about that one). They also had songs, parachute time, bubbles. She had a great time and, not surprisingly, won the messiest shirt contest. So, her 3rd birthday party will be a cooking party. This weekend, she will have 5 friends over to make pizzas and fruit parfaits, decorate chef hats and celebrate her birthday. So, the rest of this week, I'll be making aprons and placemats for the little kids and I'm actually really looking forward to this party!