Violet has been wanting to do some activities with Seamus now that he's really getting to be such a big boy :) This is part of the Buddy System I wrote about the other day! So her idea was to teach him step-by-step how to Make Bread by Hand. Isn't that just the ultimate for a big sister to do???
So off they go, following the simple directions on the cards: Gathering ingredients above and beginning to measure.
Looking to sissy for approval on tasting the dough???
Seamus going for it, kneading and...
...punching, notice the little dough stealer, he's a sneaky one that's for sure :)
In the pans for the second rising...
The beautiful risen loaves all ready for the oven...
During the rising times they read Harvest Home by Jane Yolen together. I'm pretty sure they read a myriad of other ones too, as they were on the couch together for quite a long time :)
And Ta-DA...fresh-baked, right out of the oven, too bad there's no smell-a-blog, it was heavenly!!!
They were so proud of their work and boy was it tasty!!! Oh and there's that little sneaker again :) He could hardly stand having to watch, thankfully he napped part of the time...
Do you bake your own bread? This is one activity that is always a favorite for ALL of our family members! I'm so pleased and proud of them myself for accomplishing a task beautifully done, and without my help!! Well...maybe just a little :)
"And then we sing and dance and praise,
Bringing the harvest home.
To God the Sower prayers we raise,
Bringing the Harvest home.
The golden crop is gathered in,
To store up summer in a bin.
Full thanks to all our friends and kin
For bringing the harvest home." (last page, Harvest Home)
And "Full thanks to all of you", my special friends and kin!! Thanks for visiting us today!