He’s Got the Whole World

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It was the perfect lazy Sunday morning for some music play with Veronika! Today, I taught her a new song. This particular tune is great not just for melody and instrument play, but also for talking about the members of your family.

First we sang the song with the normal lyrics:

He’s got the whole world in his hands x 4

He’s got the tiny little baby, in his hands x 4

He’s got the whole world in his hands.

He’s got you and me, brother in his hands x 4

He’s got the whole world in his hands.

etc.

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I shook instruments like bells and maracas for Veronika as I sang, and offered her the chance to hold and shake these, too.

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Next came singing the verses about the people closest to her. We sang “He’s got Travis and Veronika in his hands…” and “Mommy and Daddy in his hands…” and mentioned grandparents and even our cat!

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Songs like these are great for building familiarity names of those your child will interact with the most. Plus fun simply for singing!

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French Almond Cakes

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Travis and I were eager to try the bonus recipe from his French Cafe Raddish Kids, but the recipe relies heavily on 3 egg yolks. We set out to veganize it, using two different “yolk” methods, and were thrilled with the results.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons Ener-G egg replacer
  • 3 tablespoons warm water, divided
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 4 tablespoons melted Earth Balance butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 8 raspberries
  1. In a large bowl, mix the Ener-G powder with 2 tablespoons water for two “yolks”. Make a flax egg yolk in a second bowl with the flaxseed and 1 tablespoon water. Combine these three “yolks”, and whisk in the powdered sugar.Almond Cakes (1)
  2. Add the butter, vanilla, flours, salt, and baking powder.
  3. Grease 8 muffin cups, and add about 2 tablespoons batter to each cup. Top each with 1 raspberry.Almond Cakes (4)
  4. Bake at 400 degrees F for 12 minutes, until browned at the edges.

We were so pleased with how these came out! They have a subtle almond flavor and great texture. An elegant little bite.

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