Our week has been filled with many activities, but one was our big momment of the week. Last summer I stumbled upon the National Parks Junior Ranger Program. It's a program for kids to learn about the parks, and pass on the torch to our future generation of park goers. Each National Park has a program that a child can work on. It usually includes a workbook and an activity such as picking up trash,and or enrolling in a park activity.
In just a few more days we head back into the city, and I am dreading it. We are in the Smoky Mountain National Park visiting with family. Enjoying fresh mountain air, beautiful wildlife, and watching the leaves and snow fly as we gently roll into a new season.
The Smokies envoke beautiful memories of when I started visiting this place as a kid with my parents and grandparents which now I can share it with my little guy.
Retelling stories of his ancestors; who called these mountains of the Appalachians their home.People who where amazing artisans, who could quilt, make their own soap,make baskets,wooden cooking utensils,fry up amazing chicken and green tomatoes,and make blackberry wine which was only used purely as medicinal purposes due to their Baptist Snake Handling beliefs.
My roomate from Squam Art Workshops has started her new blog, and I am lucky enough to be featured in it this week. This past week Jen and I did a little DIY in my kitchen. We made goat's milk soap and applesauce in one afternoon! What a bounty!
She brought her camera with her and took the most lovely photos of my kitchen. They are just sweet magical little shots. Be sure to check out her new blog and give her a shout!
Jack and I went to the National Gallery this morning to watch Room on the Broom.
It's produced by the same creators as the Gruffalo and the Gruffalo's Child. You can purchase all these movies through Itunes or check your local libraries. It's a sweet tale of a witch that goes on a little trip on her broom and stumbles upon new friends. It's super sweet and kept our little guy entranced. A classic in our family!