Easter Craftiness for the Soul

One of the greatest joys that has come with being a mom is the fact that I get to do crafty things with and for my daughter. Every holiday fills me with excited because there’s something to be made, a place to explore, a new experience for her 2 year old mind. The next great holiday is Easter. A time for us as a family to celebrate Jesus dying for our sins, and then resurrecting. Nothing in life leaves me more in awe than that. I absolutely love Resurrection Sunday. It does my soul so much good and it is a great time to remember what our savior has done for us.

It is also yet another holiday where I get to give Johanna treats. Yes, we absolutely do teach her the real meaning of Easter, just like we do Christmas, but we also give her an Easter basket. This year, you know, since she has teeth and all, I’ve decided to make some of the items that go into her basket. Here is the latest addition:

ImageIt’s bunny brownies in a jar! How cute is this??? A customer asked me to make one for his daughter and I had to try it out first, so this one goes to Johanna. She loves baking with me and this is super easy. Plus the colors are so pleasant to look at. Fun! More fun stuff to come, like rice krispie egg treats. Yummo!

~JM

Hold On!

I never in life realized how impatient a two year old could be until i had Johanna. She will ask me to do the same thing over and over again until it’s done. “Mama, milk? Mama…mama…milk?” As you can guess, I’m usually pretty busy during these moments so my number one response is hold on, Johanna!

Right now we are in the potty training stages. She picked it up within a week of us training her, thank God from whom all blessings flow. Last summer she was almost fully potty trained when she had to go to daycare and started to back track, so this has been a long time coming! Anyway, yesterday i put her on the potty because she said she had to use it. This was in the midst of me getting the bed ready for the night. So i put her on the potty and tried to finish making the bed.

Johanna: all done. Up, mama?
Me: hold on, Johanna.
Johanna: up, mama?
Me: hold on, Johanna!
Johanna: Up, mama? Mama up?
Me: *gives Johanna a stern look*
Johanna: *with her head bopping from side to side* Hol’on Hanna *sigh*.
Me: -_-….bwahahahahaha!

Seriously, how could i be mad at that? Asking me the same question every two seconds drives me crazy, buy man this kids is funny! Gotta love her!

~ JM