Thursday, September 17, 2009

Outdoor Hour Challenge #2

We did the second challenge today and enjoyed being still and listening. Lots of giggling was heard as we used our words to describe what we heard. Hannah made a little home for bugs in her wagon.

After our nature time John and the children played basket ball and then soccer. I picked up a couple of pizzas and we ate dinner outside in the shade. The clouds started rolling in and the wind picked up. As I was bathing Hannah it started raining. I LOVE the rain!

John read the last few chapters of Robinson Crusoe to the children while I showered and had some time to my self.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Expanding my craftiness

I knit and tole paint but I have always been afraid of sewing. I can do it a little bit, but it intimidates me. When I was pregnant with Toby I sewed several little cloth diapers and they turned out pretty well and I can sew baby blankets but that is it. I have decided to spread my wings and sew.

This book arrived in the mail yesterday:

I have thumbed through it and I am in love! I picked a project and am going to use this fabric that I bought when I was pregnant with Toby. I had planned to make a ragged quilt but that never happened. This fabric has been sitting in my room for 6 years. Time to use it.

I washed the fabric all up yesterday and then just stared at it. In theory the project is fabulous. I was terrified to cut the fabric. I almost gave up before I even started. After I put the children to bed I busted out the chocolate (for courage) and went to work. I didn't cry. About half of it is cut out and I am not afraid to finish today. I cannot wait to have the finished product!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The Outdoor Hour Challenge #1

John had the day off today and we took the children to a wetland preserve park. These are some of the neat things we saw.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Herbal Roots Zine

I have found such a treasure! Herbal Roots Zine is a monthly zine that focuses on one herb each month. I bought September's this weekend. Elderberry is the herb of the month. This is just so neat! There are so many activities and so much information.

Today I introduced elderberry to the children and we recited the poem and song. I do not know where any elderberry is off the top of my head but we are on a mission to find some so that we can make the elderberry syrup and dye.