We had another lazy weekend as our house was again plagued by more sneezes and sniffles. It seems we just can't seem to shake whatever bug has been lingering around the past couple of weeks.
Anna Cate and I did find time to finish up her friend Reece's birthday present. I got the idea from my sister, who made an awesome puppet theatre for her classroom several weeks ago. She brought it over to show Anna Cate, who loved putting on her own puppet show with her stuffed animals. (In fact, I think she is getting one herself for Christmas). ;)
I found this adorable puppet kit at Target which includes the materials for a lion, pig, and frog. A quick trip to Hobby Lobby for some red fabric and a pair of suspension curtain rods from Wal-Mart and ta da! a portable puppet theatre that fits in any door or hallway.
I'll be the first to admit that I totally stink at picking out fun boy presents, but I'm hoping this will be something Reece and his sister can enjoy playing with together. What a great way to encourage imaginative play! (psst...Stephanie, do you think Ian would like something like this for Christmas?)
Sunday afternoon we did make it over to Miep and Boula's house to enjoy some fresh air and pick up the pecans that have been falling in their yard. Our trip turned into a little science lesson as there were so many interesting things to see and explore!
Anna Cate, Miep, and Boula looked for pecans...
...while this little monkey sat on her blanket and supervised...
...and this goofball enjoyed lounging in the gator.
Boula showing Anna Cate how to look for pecans.
Anna Cate showing Caroline what a pecan looks like.
We also walked up to the garden to check on the broccoli and turnip green's that Boula has planted for the fall. Anna Cate and I got to see how broccoli grows. A lot different than how you see it in the grocery store!
And we found deer tracks in the garden! It seems the deer are enjoying helping themselves to the turnip greens.
What a relaxing way to end the weekend. Now we are off to start another busy week!