Monday, August 23, 2010

Our Bucolic Summer

I swear you can eat these zucchini flowers.
Our first harvest. Rainbow swiss chard and potatoes.
Our first garden. I think we are hooked on this gardening business. It was especially neat to start our plants from seeds inside the house.

Dad taught me about always having one of these kinds of plates at meals.
Cherry season is the best time of year. Almost as good as Christmas.
My anniversary bouquet. Loved the orange and peach.
Jane and I in our matching dresses.
This little project was so fun. The kids gathered branches and leaves and twigs and flowers and shiny things and put together fairy/elf lands. They each chose the perfect place. Charlie chose this neat spot between our wishbone trees and Jane chose a place way high up in the treehouse tree because it had mushrooms growing there.

This was at the foot of Charlie's tree.
Here is Charlie's elf land.
Notice the natural mushrooms on the tree. Fairies are apparently into mushrooms.
I loved how different Jane's is from Charlie's.
This picture is to show how high Jane made hers. Can you see her way up there in the tree? Timmy did not like that part :0)

The kids were really fixated on the fairies and elves coming to their new homes. It took a few days for them to come because I wanted to find just the right thing to be from the fairies. I found this little bead angel for Jane and this pewter castle and puppy for Charlie. I added a little note to go along with each surprise and left them in each of the lands. If only I could describe the wonderment and astonishment that followed the next morning. It was so dear. The fairies and elves haven't visited since but one of these days they'll be back. Wink. Wink.


Elizabeth said...

Please never go camping again - it was a wasteland without your sweet blog; I love to hear these little stories about the kids. It totally brightens up my day. The only thing that could brighten it more, was if Timmy called to tell me he's been transferred to Edmonton (wink, wink).

Amy said...
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Amy said...

You are such a fun mom and you think of the best activities to do with your kids!
p.s. If it is nice on Wednesday we are going swimming if you feel like making the long trek down this way we would love to see you guys.

Sarah B said...

you are so fun and creative!! you need to write down all your little projects so the rest of us can be fun moms sometime!!