Friday, August 5, 2011

staycation day four

staycation day 4


staycation day 4


staycation day 4


staycation day 4


staycation day 4


staycation day 4


staycation day 4


staycation day 4


staycation day 4

Today we:
:: cut up some plums for a picnic and discovered why they call them 'elephant heart plums'
:: did a child-led creative project (the best kind)
:: visited the Santa Barbara Natural History museum and the butterfly pavilion
:: picnicked in the museum back yard
:: had our usual Thursday night children's produce stand
:: read books and watched an episode of Project Runway season 2

Thanks for all your good wishes about my root canal. I'm feeling much better and the area is only a little sore now. Today will be a mellow day hanging out at home, breaking out some new legos, swimming at the pool, and hopefully cutting out some fabric for a new throw quilt (we'll see about that). The weather has been lovely and summery and the garden is so fun right now. The boys had an awesome time harvesting the radishes for the farmer's market last night. This staycation and staying close to home is exactly what I needed.

7 comments:

Kristin said...

Elephant heart plums! That's awesome. I love the SB Natural History museum it is just the right size when you have small kids.

Good luck with the quilt!

Luisa said...

The whole thing sounds heavenly and enjoyable. A little something for everyone for a pleasant summer.

Sarah said...

I love your harvest it looks wonderful! I bet your staycation will be one of the strongest memories you kids keep!
Sarah

vincent said...

I haven't kept up on any blog reading much lately with school out and all, but I always come back to yours first- knowing that I will love it! Thank you for sharing. You have a wonderful family and I have learned a lot from reading your posts over time!

Andrea said...

Mmm, a staycation sounds just right.

Heather said...

What a wonderful way to soak up every last drop of summer before school starts again. Enjoy!

Sarah said...

sounds blissful...and your first picture definitely made me hungry from some sweet fruit! Enjoy your weekend :)