Watching and listening to all of the changes going on in nature. Our garden is growing and we have eaten many salads and shared them with friends. Seeing a few green tomatoes pop up, the Moon and Stars melon seedlings are starting to spread their leaves out. The sunflowers along our fence and really getting big, up to Jack's knees now! I wish all of you a beautiful transformation into the summer season!
Pretending to be a bumblee bee. That is why he is so serious.
First harvest of our Peonies. Makes the house smell delightful!
Our first trip to the Super Park!
Made many pints of strawberry jam to share and eat!
We are starting to see crocuses peep out along with a few daffodils. Inspired by the season of spring, we made a daffodil bunting.
Only a few supplies are needed.
paper egg cartons or orange/dark yellow styrofoam egg cartons
tape to adhere flowers to string
string for hanging
First trace your flowers from a pattern. You can make a star shaped petal pattern. Or you can use this one provided. Then get our your paints/crayons and color the petals. Cut, adult supervision/adults only.
Then cut out egg shape cartons for inside of petals. Paint them orange.
Let your flower parts dry. Then frolick in the sun!
After some playtime we decided to add some few details, fun mark makings.
Glue flower parts together. We liked using a new glue by Elmer's called Glue All. It's a sturdier more powerful glue. Let them dry, and play in the sunshine! Yeah, more playtime!
After all this playtime. Jack needed a nap. While he napped Momma attached the flowers to some left over green wool yarn. I used masking tape, you can use any type as long as your flowers stick.
Now hang your spring project up for everyone to see! We hung ours in Jack's playroom, to spice it up a bit!
This past weekend our family spent a little time in Chinatown celebrating the new year. 2012 is the year of water dragon. The dragon is considered the luckiest zodiac sign.
The Dragon is also my zodiac sign and I was a little surprised to see some likeness. A dragon is a free-spirit,colorful, flamboyant and rather solitary at heart. They need exercise that soothes the mind like yoga. Their color preference is greenish-blue. They are hard workers but need to avoid jobs with routine. Enthusiastic parents but put off children later in life.
We celebrated with wonderful cuisine, lion dances, fireworks, face painting, and music!
It looks like Winter here in Washington DC but the high today was in the mid-50's. Jack is just getting over a nasty cold so we have been inside most of the week. Today was a perfect day for a WINTER walk!
Last night Jack had his first train ride in Bryson City, North Carolina on the Polar Express. A night filled with good treats, hot chocolate, singing, dancing and a visit to the North Pole to see Santa Claus!
In the deep fall don't you imagine the leaves think how comfortable it will be to touch the earth instead of the nothingness of air and the endless freshets of wind? And don't you think the trees themselves, especially those with mossy, warm caves, begin to think
of the birds that will come — six, a dozen — to sleep inside their bodies? And don't you hear the goldenrod whispering goodbye, the everlasting being crowned with the first tuffets of snow? The pond vanishes, and the white field over which the fox runs so quickly brings out its blue shadows. And the wind pumps its bellows. And at evening especially, the piled firewood shifts a little, longing to be on its way.
Easter is my favorite holiday. It's a sign of renewl,spring,baby animals,the color green,and beautiful spring flowers. It's a holiday that is not quite commercialized as Christmas and it's not about gift giving! It's about time with family, fun family crafting,soaking up signs of spring,and time to mediate.
One of our holiday actvities was ofcourse the ever so fun egg hunt!