This week saw a lot of making, and a lot of gift giving. The kids figured out how to weave hair ties together to make useful cords, and then took it a step further to make the cord into other things, like jewelry - such as this bracelet!
|To be fair, it did eventually fall apart, but it lasted quite a while before my normal wear destroyed it.|
|Displayed on the wall in our bedroom...albeit at Hazel height, but hey, we'll take it.|
|Kangaroos destined for space!|
This week our 4H club hiked Turkey Run, and I discovered (confirmed?) that hiking is one of Calliope's favorite things ever. She was beside herself with excitement that we were going on a "HIKE!!! We goin' for HIKE!" ...and she saw something approximately every quarter of a foot along the way to stop and marvel at.
|Selecting the perfect hiking stick is a vital step in the process.|
|checking out her submerged feet among the leaves|
|Definitely not a sight we would have seen in the big city.|
|Makes me love it even more!|
My sister and I have long known that we would be creating mom an altar for día de los muertos, so I decided to expand on that to teach the kids a little bit more about the holiday, and the culture around it. We haven't really delved in that far yet, but we had talked just enough about it that, on our usual run to Michael's for project supplies, they found these paper maché skull masks and asked if they could get them to paint like sugar skulls. I admit I balked at first because I'd rather make our own paper maché skulls, I ultimately decided it was better to let myself off the hook (we have a full plate of projects) and so I relented.
|I think the grump face was actually because the hat didn't fit, anyway.|
|Not sure why the thread didn't show up in the picture...but here is is hard at work.|
|Cadence at work on her second (or third?) project of the week.|
|Cadence shows Callie Hazel's heart while Hazel went to work on her next project.|
|Proud hazel shows off her work|
|Calliope shows off her ridiculous core strength and proper shoulder alignment during a hang.|