Monday started our week off on a positive note that seemed to follow us all the way through to the weekend. You know how some days (weeks) you just can't seem to get things right? This wasn't one of those. This week felt like unschooling at its finest, you know, by our standards, which meant plenty of activity and enough downtime to balance it out.
Camille made a simple healing salve with calendula oil, beeswax, vitamin E, and essential oils. She started by straining the calendula blossoms out of the almond and hemp oils that they had been soaking in since we picked them out of the garden in late summer.
Each girl was able to be in charge of their own project with as little or as much help as they wanted from me. I'm still often surprised at how capable a 3 year old can be. Ayla's project was hard lotion bars made with cocoa butter, coconut oil, beeswax, and vitamin E. She chose lavender, bergamot, and cinnamon essential oils for the fragrance and they came out beautifully.
On Tuesday, we drove into town to run errands and visit friends. The highlight of the visit was a long wooded hike 'til the sun went down.
I simply love willows.