Again, I am lumping two weeks into one post - I wonder sometimes if this is boring to some - so figure I will only post it every two weeks.
Anyway, two weeks ago we read The Quiet Way Home.
We finger-painted with red, yellow and blue paint (a first for my ladies):
We played hopscotch:
We tried to go for a quiet walk (it wasn't very quiet!) and collected dandelions so I could make necklaces for them!
Last week, we read The Red Carpet! This was such a delightfully charming book and I may even say it was my favorite that we have read thus far. We had a lot of fun with this one, as usual!
I found a local hotel that had a long green awning like the Hotel Bellevue of the book:
We enjoyed a "red carpet" snack in the courtyard next to the hotel and while they ate their snack, I read the book to them again. I thought it was fun that it was sprinkling as the book mentions the benefit of the awning is to keep the people out of the showers!
We planned a "red carpet" dinner for Daddy! Both ladies helped shine up the doorknobs just as the doorman at the Bellevue did:
We made a "red carpet" table runner out of construction paper and the ladies colored and decorated it with stickers:
We made Daddy's favorite meal including Brisket, Baked Beans, Cheese Muffins, my first attempt at Collard Greens (a success!), Watermelon and Pumpkin Pie! Emily helped roll out the red carpet and we put out all the red towels we had clean on the porch:
Then, she helped me cut flowers for the table and mix up some of the things we were serving! She even washed quite a few dishes! She set the table with our china to make everything look beautiful! This event was a big hit with everyone!!
We talked about telegrams, imagined where we'd go if we were a red carpet and more from the book - but these were our highlights!