Put on your “jammers,” tousle your hair and play with me this morning! You’ll need a paintbrush and some watercolors, and a favorite furry friend to help. You’ll need blocks for “bidding castel towers weel high,” and a silly smile for knocking them down. You’ll need a noble steed to ride upon. Now rock, rock, rock with me! You’ll need to run around and around … Continue reading Morning
Today’s messy project with Claire was for the birds – literally. Every year (see here, here, and here!) we put out feeders for our feathered friends and watch as they feast from our own warm perch indoors. There’s usually a nice assortment of species: downy woodpeckers, nuthatches, tufted titmice, chickadees, black capped chickadees, bluejays, mourning doves, cardinals and the occasional (and very cool) piliated woodpecker. … Continue reading Peanut, Peanut Butter – And Birdseed!
Claire and I have been busy with end of season garden maintenance, we’ve repotted oodles of plants, brought in the rosemary to overwinter (fingers crossed) and we’ve started a nice compost pile (by we’ve I mean that I did the work and Claire dumped water and shouted at the birds). Come spring, I’m hoping for some “brown gold” enrich my veggie beds. It hasn’t been … Continue reading My Little Tree-Hugger!
Claire and I tackled a little paint project before dinner yesterday. The flowers in the garden might be wilting but we’ll still have some color to enjoy thanks to Claire’s painted rock. Isn’t it gorgeous? Painted hands are happy hands in this house! Continue reading Coloring the Garden
I’ve torn my rotator cuff somehow and have been grounded from driving while on some drugs that make me just a bit loopy. Not being able to lift my arm up has been a challenge, but keeping Claire occupied hasn’t been too difficult. Earlier in the week we collected TONS of acorns outside in a wicker basket and when Claire woke up from her nap … Continue reading Excitement in the Living Room
View Full Album Well , check another item off that parent to-do list! I broke down and let Claire dive into some paint and I was so surprised at her dainty painting skills. It’s hard to believe that the kid whose food finds its way behind her ears can hold a brush and keep most of the paint on the paper. If you look closely … Continue reading Paint!