Meet Jack Jack. He is handsome isn't he? His other half is Violet, also a New Zealand Black but with spots of gray. They both love carrots and snuggles (Jack Jack even more so). I know what you are thinking... Like we needed one more thing on our plates.... They are sweet and super loveable which means we will have lots of bunnies soon! So how do we talk about all this love going around. We ARE going to have to explain how these two bunnies made so many more bunnies! In our house being open and honest is our motto. Like everything else we take on in our crazy lives, we want our children to learn from life. Teaching them how through exploration and discussion. So needless to say if your kiddo needs a lesson on the birds and bees (or rather bunnies) or if you want a bunny of your own, let me know! We should have some at the shop this Spring! :)
Valentines Day is around the corner and what better time to talk to your babes about LOVE! I know that Hallmark has taken this day and made it so commercialized but look at it from the eyes of your littles. They get to see their parents showing affection and love to each other, they get to show love to their siblings, parents, grandparents, neighbors, and whomever else is in their life! It doesn't have to be romantic love.
Teach our children that with love comes respect and care for one another...
So around our house we start making our cards and love notes all from scratch so that we understand how much work and creativity goes into our creations for our loved ones.. oh and so Hallmark doesn't get a dime! :) Glue, crayons, stamps, paper, oh and pinterest!! are must haves to create all the wonderful crafts. Leaving little hearts all over the house, their lunchboxes, on their food.... wherever I can put it! All signs of love.
The Martha Stewart way with melted crayons. Shave your discarded crayons down, put them between two sheets of wax paper, melt with your iron, cut out a heart, hang form your window. :)
The easy way with coffee filters and markers. Have your littles draw a beautiful creation on a large filter, spray the filter with water so that it "bleeds", allow it to dry, tape to your window!