Last Saturday while Scott and McCance were at camp, Bradford and Cora and packed our day. We got up early to make it to a garage sale of a local homeschooler so we could get her used copy of Five In A Row Holidays, the literature-based curriculum Cora and I will be doing together in the fall. At 10 we walked down the street to our local community college where they held Art On The Block.* We watched a man work with clay using his pottery wheel. (Well, he and I actually chatted about Athens, GA and rain barrels while he worked.) Bradford and Cora had an opportunity to create with clay which will be fired and returned to them in the fall. They put together an animal mask, decorated a cookie, listened to a jazz band, made a spatter/drizzle painting (think Jackson Pollock), grafitti painted a car, tie-dyed a shirt, made sidewalk chalk, and did a chalk drawing on the sidewalk. Cora also did a finger painting. It was so much fun. We walked home for lunch shortly before it ended, exhausted.
I worked in the yard while the two kiddos played outside making mud cookies and all sorts of summery play. It made me so happy to hear these honey bees buzzing as they gathered pollen from the sedum.
*The linked article is actually from last years event, but you get the idea.