our family spends a lot of time in the kitchen. we cook together and eat meals together, we do arts and crafts at the table, play games and learn together. when at home, you can usually find us in the kitchen and when we have guests over they eventually migrate that way too. having a small toddler and a one year old baby running around can be tricky in the kitchen. birdie is always asking to help and sailor is getting into everything these days. we created a solution to keep them safe and busy while our hands are full... a space of their own where they can have fun and we can keep an eye on them while we're cooking, entertaining, etc.
...their own little kitchen, right next to ours. it's stocked with pots and pans, spatulas and wooden spoons, toy food, a toaster and a mixer for cooking. they also have a mini shopping cart for groceries and even a broom to help sweep up.
of course all the kids like to help with cooking, birdie especially these days. it's fun for her to mimic the things she sees us doing. she often helps prepare breakfast and lunch. we give her small jobs like cracking eggs, stirring and using a dull knife to cut up soft foods like avocado and bananas.
we also give sailor his baths in the kitchen sink. it's just easier this way and the whole family can be involved. we keep his soap in the cabinet underneath along with a few of his favorite bath toys. i'll be sad when he outgrows his sink baths.
exciting news... two of my favorite companies, the honest company and land of nod have teamed up to create the "feather your nest" pin it to win it sweepstakes. one lucky winner will be chosen to receive 1 year of honest bundles + a $1500 gift certificate to the land of nod to create or makeover your child's space. how cool is that?!
to enter click here and enter on facebook. the contest starts today and ends november 1st. good luck to you all and a big thanks to honest and the land of nod for sending us a few things for both of our kitchens. :)
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