Today called for a mission of sorts. When asked if he wanted to go to the museum, Finn said no. When asked if he wanted to go swimming, Finn said no. Being in a saying-no kind of mood, I suggested that we switch things up a bit and do something we've never done before.
"Want to make cookies for the birds, Finn?"
"Mmmhmmmm," he nodded, finishing the long-awaited affirmative answer with his typical sing-songy lilt.
We started with a trip to a wild bird store to pick up some bird seed.
Then he and Grandma got to work in the kitchen. Recipe here.
The recipe calls for eggs along with their shells, which happens to be Finn's kitchen specialty. (Scrambled eggs with a crunch, anyone?) The birds, apparently, like the crunch.
Placing the cookies in the feeder, we waited patiently in the wings for a "tardnull" (cardinal) to appear.
Bird happiness. Boy happiness. We'll do this again.
Blog tour update:
Jean of The Artful Parent made up an Art Satchel from Growing Up Sew Liberated for her girls. Stop by for her tips on making the satchel with stiff interfacing instead of plexiglas. She also posted an excerpt from the book - "Nature As Teacher." Thanks, Jean!
Also, just a teaser - the Art Satchel will be one of the kits I'm going to offer at my store! I'll include the plexiglas and everything!