Olivia has recently discovered a passion for embroidery. Until this morning, she had been doing lots of free-hand stitching, but she expressed an interest in "doing a picture". I asked her what she wanted to stitch and she told me that she thought a tiger hunting in the jungle sounded manageable. I suggested that she start a tiny bit simpler (like with something either of us could actually draw!), perhaps a house? This was acceptable, so I drew the house on the fabric and off she went! She's almost done at this point and we'll be sure to feature it when it's done.
Anna has been diligently working on learning the alphabet and can frequently be seen drawing in her purple Alphabet Adventure book. For whatever letter we are on (I think it's currently "L") we read the corresponding chapter in The Wise Enchanter and then look at the letter and drawings in the Waldorf Alphabet Book and then I draw the letter in her purple book and she draws pictures of things that start with that letter. We only do this when she initiates it and since we started last fall and we're only on "L", you can see that we're not moving at a rapid pace.
Saragh found some chalk and a stick and was happy for almost an hour. Her chalk and her stick both had names, distinct personalities and malicious agendas for taking over the world. For those of you who know Saragh well, this should not surprise you.
We came inside a little while later and I was almost ready to cave in to a movie (it was quite humid and sticky) when I happened to see Hip Mountain Mama tweet about this blog post. I flew into action and captivated the girls by keeping the end result a secret. When we got out to the front porch, clad in bare feet and paint smocks, I gave them the paint and brushes and then didn't hear a thing from them for over an hour!
Now, that's what I call a busy, happy and successful morning! Today, we're headed out to pick a mega-load of blueberries! What are your plans?