Camille had a pool party to go to for her friend's birthday in a town about 30 miles away. After dropping her off, we had a couple of hours to spare before picking her up. We ended up spending most of that time in a farm supply store. Sylvia found 1/2" x 10" steel carriage screws that weighed 1/2 a pound each. Then she played around with how many you needed for certain weights.
She did the same for steel nuts at 1/4 pound each. That's some good unschooling math there ;)
Ayla liked the large washers.
Guess who ended up with a pedal tractor for an early birthday present? It was extremely discounted. She's been riding it around the living room. Gotta love having wide open indoor spaces!
I also got a beautiful (and discounted) cast iron pan with a lid that can double as a dutch oven if I want to experiment with more cooking on the woodstove. I do love cast iron. And we got Camille an egg-collecting basket.
I'm not a big shopper, and I'd previously only really liked craft and yarn stores, and the natural food co-op. Who knew that I would be excited to hang out at a farm supply store?
Here's Camille modeling her egg basket and a new dress that I made her. I had cut the pattern about a year ago, and it's not quite the right season, but I finally finished it! Sewing is so quick compared to knitting, but it's much harder to set up and put away, so it's been ages since I pulled my machine out. I tend to have little girls crawling all over me.
I still have unfinished sewing projects hanging around since before I was married...um, 13 1/2 years ago. So, I guess I can't entirely blame it on the kiddos.
Not sure how I feel about the dress with that shirt, but I think it will be adorable as a sundress :)
Time to go pretend that my daughters are statues and that I cannot fathom how they morph into so many different positions. Adios.