Would you like to see what we’ve been up to?

Otherwise known as, I found my camera cable!

Zoe made this picture for art, and came up with the idea all on her own. Well, the cutting and gluing was my idea, but the whole pirate awesomeness was all her.

The girls decided that they wanted to be Pippi Longstockings. So they each got pigtails (Tiny is holding hers out to the sides so they look like Pippi) and Z is riding Pippi’s horse. B asked her what the horse’s name was, and she said she didn’t know. He asked why, and she said it was because the horse never told Pippi what his name was. Touche! (A side note, Z looks very much like her cousin once (twice? I don’t know how this all works. My cousin’s daughter. Whatever that makes her) removed, Maggie, in this picture. )

We’ve been having a lot of tea party lunches around here lately. Why?  I don’t know.

The birthday party for the new baby. So much fun. 🙂

Z and her Papa at the history museum, learning all about how people used to wash clothes.

A quilt at the museum from 1886. All hand sewn and embroidered. SO pretty! It almost made me change my opinion on crazy quilts. Almost.

Z with the kind of sewing machine her Grandma learned to sew on at her Grandma’s house. This was a great museum to visit for gaining a sense of connection to the past.

This spider is living in our backyard. I’ve gotten a little obsessed trying to take a clear picture of it.  It’s apparently an orb-weaver spider or Araneus diadematus. ( I just figured that out. Yay Google.) Not dangerous to humans, which is good, seeing as kids have been playing under it for 3 days and I keep getting close to it to take pictures.  The kids also found a gorgeous green beetle (dead), which I have yet to take a picture of, but we kept it because it’s just so cool.  I think it’s a figeater beetle. (Don’t you LOVE the internet? So helpful!)

Anyway, just thought I’d share some pictures, mostly for my Auntie. (Love you, Auntie!)  More to come, I’m sure, since I’ve found my cable. But I’ll try to limit the spider pictures. 🙂

2 thoughts on “Would you like to see what we’ve been up to?

  1. Get a really BIG stick. Maybe a plastic bag too. Take the stick to that spider. Send him to meet his Maker.
    Those girls are adorable! 😀 I wish you lived here!

  2. It looks like you are doing a great job with the home schooling so far (not that I had any doubt given how you interact with your kids!). Oh and I love your tea party plates and cups…just the perfect things to make any tea party a success!

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