Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow Canadians! I have so many things to be thankful for, starting with my wonderful family. We are all happy and healthy, and that really is a lot to be thankful for. I’m thankful for our cozy home, our two ridiculous dogs, and the love and support of our extended family, both blood relations and the chosen relations. I’m thankful for the small things too: the last crop of raspberries from our back yard; the fun creative outlet that is making jewellery; and, those deliciously quiet moments where everyone else is napping.
I originally wanted to do something exciting today with the family, since hubby and I are both enjoying the long weekend. I thought of going out somewhere, but couldn’t decide on anything that A would really enjoy. So, we stayed in and have been playing and enjoying time together at home. It wasn’t all playing with the Little People farm and banging on A’s drum – I took a look through the pantry and found all the ingredients we needed to make some banana bread! I got A to help by pouring ingredients into her bowl and stirring the dry ingredients, which she did with much care. I brought her little table into the kitchen so it would be at the right height, and she loved helping out almost as much as she enjoyed tasting the finished product! Those who know me know I’m not much of a baker, but if it helps get A enthusiastic about the kitchen and preparing food, I’m willing to learn.