These are some of the nature-inspired crafts my girls were able to make at the Kickapoo Earth Day celebration last weekend. (For non-Wisconsinites, the Kickapoo River valley is a region of WI with lovely hills and a high concentration of organic farms). There are many pictures from the actual event here. (These photos are posted on my facebook photo album, but I believe you can get to it from this public link even if you are not on facebook. Please correct me if I'm wrong :)
I've been a bit scattered lately with planning for the move and packing and also keeping the kids lives full of fun and learning opportunities, but I need to prioritize a bit from here on out. We have less than 6 weeks 'til the move (!) and so much to do. So, I'm taking a bit of a blog break for now (though I might occasionally pop on with some photos or brief thoughts if I can't help myself :) I really appreciate all of you who take the time to read here. See you on the flipside...
Camille and I have been sharing the knitting on this hippo for quite some time now, with Sylvia helping us stuff it with fluffed wool. We finished it one day late for Ayla's birthday, but I don't think she minds terribly much.
this good-natured little soul made her way into this world and into our family. She is a go-with-the flow, quick-to-smile, thrill-me-to-my-toes-when-she-giggles kind of love. Happy birthday, Ayla Fern. Thank you for the light you shine
strawberry shortcake with fresh whipped cream
birthday jam session
tasty new leg warmers
showin' off her new kicks
More Birthday Love
lunch at Crema Cafe
last minute hippo knittin'
and an enchanted castle cake conceived of and created by Camille and Sylvia
*and lest you worry about our baby's diet, we did not feed her marshmallows and gum drops. She had just the gluten-free cake with organic fruit spread filling and a bit of whipped cream, which is plenty extravagant all on its own :)