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Fall would not be complete without a visit to our local pumpkin farm. Overall we had a great time. I always enjoy looking over all the different shaped pumpkins and deciding upon which one to take home.
Here are all the pictures from our Easter gatherings. What a magnificent day we celebrated!
We have been hanging out at our Grammy’s petting farm, gathering for an Easter party and we spent the morning at church. What a busy, but easy going weekend!
I feel like the children get to experience a lot of good things at school, so I have not really been doing too much at home… oops! Most days by the time we get home we just veg and eat dinner! But I am loving the simple moments of good play and quiet moments with books and art that are starting to find its way back into our days once we are home. Whew, what a whirlwind it has been getting the school going! I feel like we have finally found a new rhythm to go by.
We have been able to sneak some really simple yet thought provoking play into our days. REALLY simple! Things I use to do with my first babe and have totally forgotten about!
That’s it! Super simple, yet really well received. I love setting up simple activities for the kids to explore.
Whew, time has once again gotten away from me! We have been busy creating, learning and enjoying fall.
I recently ran my first half marathon! I am proud to have finally pushed myself past the three mile rut. Some spots were tough, but I finished without walking and I am ready to run another one!
The race was in Albuquerque, NM. While there we took the kids to Tinker Town. All of the children enjoyed the wooden figures. Ethan was the most excited. He kept saying “Wow!” It brought us such joy to see him so genuinely happy!
Whew, and finally we went to our church’s trunk or treat last night. John and I were nerds. Max was to be a cute little baby nerd, but he kept saying, “No, Max bird.” He would say, “Bird, flies.” So I gathered items for him to become a “cardinal.” I love that as he is beginning to talk a bit more he can express his creativity a bit more! Madeline decided last minute that she wanted to be a candy fairy. So we added a sucker and ribbon to a dowel rod. Super simple! Ethan is a ninja.
I saw an idea to let children build a mini campground on The Crafty Crow’s blog a while back. I recently introduced this idea to the children and we were off on a two-hour adventure!
The children were so happy building and playing with this simple set up. It reminded me to have more simple ideas ready for them to explore. We even added a fishing pond and a swimmin’ hole!
I saw an idea to make listening tubes out of toilet paper rolls on someone’s blog several weeks ago. I have been saving these rolls and was excited to put them to use! The children enjoyed going outside and listening to different sounds. We also played the whisper game, where someone tells you a sentence and you have to then pass it on. It was so funny to hear how the words were scrambled around.
Hello all, I hope you are finding enjoyment in whatever you may be doing.
We hosted a children’s art show here last week. The children thought it would be a great idea to paint the trees for the show. Great idea indeed! They spent quite a long time out there and the trees still look beautiful.
We discovered last summer that slightly frozen watermelon makes for a yummy treat. We are already serving them up around here!
Just do not leave them in the freezer overnight or you will end up will watermelon solid as a rock!
My mom is in the process of opening a petting farm for children. This will be a place where children can explore and connect with farm animals. My children enjoyed a day at the farm this weekend. They were even able to buy and pick out their own ducks and chicks(to keep at the farm!)