Sunday, November 15, 2009

A Puppet Show and a Science Lesson

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!


  1. I love the pic of AC showing Caroline the pecan, she looks so interested. She is such a good big sister. :)

  2. Love the puppet theater- very creative- I am sure Reece will love it! I was just wondering if you had ever come across any tutorials showing how to make fabric birthday hats... I have been searching but no luck so far so thought I would check with you!
    the girls are both growing and adorable! I so wish we lived closer so we could hang out and sew together=)

  3. It makes my heart smile every time I see Anna Cate and Caroline sharing "sister" moments! I love that they're going to have that special sister connection just like the three of us have. And you're right, Silar is a goofball. I'd lay money down that he stayed put on that gator and watched the whole time! :)

  4. PS: The puppet curtain looks great! We need to talk again about whether you'd rather have the PVC pipe stand like mine for school or the curtain rods. I can't wait to start crafting her puppets! :)

  5. I think Ian would love a puppet theater!!!! He would love it even more if AC would come over and play with it with him. :) Miss yall!!!!!