-can we go to the swing set before breakfast?
-can we stay in pajamas all day?
-will you watch me do tricks on the monkey bars (for the 100th time )?
Well, I actually was ready to move on to something I could participate in... I'm not one for hanging off monkey bars any more. I'd had an idea blossoming in my head all morning. My daughter has been carrying Elsa Mora's book, Blossom Buddies, with her everywhere. I can't blame her, it's gorgeous! I got it for the entire family, but she's gotten very possessive of it. She even made a book marker specifically for her "flower peep" book.
It seemed like the perfect moment to start making some of our own flower peeps.
We collected blossoms...
and got to work (I mean play).
My daughter mostly enjoyed designing mine and taking side trips to the hose to make mud...
and returning to make fairy "food" with the leftover petals.
I LOVED it all! Heaven! Muddy little girl with ringlets, favorite flowers from my garden, sun shine and blue skies. I really couldn't stop with the flower peeps... so indulge me for a moment, please:
Introducing Rosa and Delilah
Greta and her daughter Florita
Stella and Pepita
and Nutbaby (named aptly by my daughter). Her head is a baby walnut and her face was created soley by nature... we discovered her smiling at us from under a tree!
Thank you Elsita for your endless creativity and for reminding me about the importance of PLAY... in my life, my parenting and my art.
Hope you all have a joyful day!