Toddler Boys’ Kitchen

It’s not just a girl thing!

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My daddy is a fantastic cook and I’m following his footsteps!

Today I decided to make him a special breakfast: A plate consisting of corn, a slice of bagel and one strawberry. I know it seems a bit odd for grown-ups, but not so much for tots like me! I love being creative and that includes experiencing with food!

I’m well aware that I have lots to learn to be just as great of a cook as daddy, but don’t you agree that I’m at least on the right track?!

PS: I love you, daddy (or as I pronounce it: I lah you, daddy)!

xo,

Kingston

Flashback Friday!

Blast from the past!

Happy Friday, friends!

Today I want to celebrate Friday with you! How?! With an old-time recipe from my grandma (Oma) and that is: With LOTS of laughter!

This video was taken when I was just 6 months old (and I must admit: It does feel like ages ago!). I truly hope this video will make you giggle and most importantly, smile.

Have a great weekend!

Love,

Kingston

Children’s Laughter

Live & laugh!

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What makes you truly happy?

I bet it’s listening to your children’s laughter, isn’t it? I know it’s true for my parents. Mommy and daddy have told me that it makes them really happy seeing me happy.

It simply never fails when I laugh heartily. My parents’ faces turn into those joyful chirpy faces which can only be defined as love.

So, take some time today and laugh with your children. It has been said that ‘laughter nurtures your soul’.

xo,

Kingston

Countdown to Christmas

A note from daddy…

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Dearest Kingston:

As we’re counting the days until Christmas – mommy and I cannot help but look at you at amazement! It’ll be your 3rd Christmas already.

Your face starts beaming with excitement because you can almost sense what Christmas is all about…a family gathering, and please remember this, always. It’s not about the gifts – but it’s about that precious face of yours!

Your smile and laughter means everything to us!

We love you OH-SO much!

Guest editor: Dad

Love always,

Mommy & Daddy

How To Make Dinner Time Enjoyable

Dinner Rituals

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Are you cranky or perhaps tired after a long day of work? I’m sure most parents are and children are NO exception!

We get fuzzy when it comes to dinner time too (for instance, I usually sit in a car seat for about 40min. before we get home to have dinner so, I don’t necessarily want to sit down again, duh!).

Yet I love it when we all come together around the table to enjoy a fabulous meal.

My last dinner was especially great because I got to feed my buddy Elmo! I love spaghetti – hence I didn’t want Elmo to miss out on this delicious supper! My parents started laughing hysterically because I gave them quite a performance – with sound effects (“Nom, Nom!”) and everything!

And this, my dear readers, is what dinner should be all about! A time for family to reconnect. To share laughter and stories while enjoying a precious meal together.

What are your dinner time stories?

xo,

Kingston

Happy Family Life

3 Key Ingredients To A Happy Family Life.

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God wants your family life to be happy. His Word, the Bible, provides guidelines for each family member, describing the role that God wants each one to play. When family members fulfill their roles in harmony with God’s counsel, the results are very satisfying. Jesus said: “Happy are those hearing the word of God and keeping it!”—Luke 11:28

Our secret to a happy family life?

We enjoy each other.

The essence in our family life is based on how we interact with each other, as well as how we treat each other. My mom says that “joy is characterized by our interaction(s)”. We not only enjoy each other tremendously but we express our love for each other openly as well!

We swap stories.

We love to communicate with each other (especially mommy and I). Mommy and I could babble all day long whereas my dad is more on the quiet side, but again communication is important!

My advice for working parents: Once you’ve left your work place all devices (such as mobile phones, IPAD, etc.) should be turned off. Your attention should be with your family now. Start swapping stories (my parents always ask me about my day at daycare and even though I cannot give them a detailed story, I do appreciate their attention!)

We play together.

Have I mentioned that my parents are my best friends?! My daddy always knows how to make me laugh, and so does my mommy. We’re silly together which is so much fun!

This being said — enjoy your family and treasure your time together!