Our family has embarked on virtual travels to various countries and regions. To explore these countries and their cultures, we have followed along with the festivals, cooked and eaten traditional foods, learned of traditional handicrafts with hands on exploration, along with many activities to immerse ourselves. Chronicled here are some of these activities.

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Monday, September 30, 2013

Our Weekend in a Nutshell

We had glorious fall weather this weekend. Sunny and warm with a fresh breeze. Perfect for, ugh, yardwork. We also had the pleasure of a lovely visit from my brother and sister in law while they were in town for her yoga teacher training. 



Elle had a sleepover with two of her friends, spending much time running around the yard, giggling secretly, and trying to convince us they did indeed hear a wolf howling. They also painted some fabulous calaveras (Mexican skeletons) that I can just imagine playing in a band together. 



The girls and I tried our hands at making paper, and we went for a hike in the woods. I just love spending an afternoon walking in a forest. 

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  1. What a fun weekend! My son would love to go on a nature hike in the woods. So how did the paper making go? A new post perhaps? :)

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    1. You guessed it Frances :) Once I'm organized enough to put it together :) Nature walks are such a great way to spend some time!

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  2. I want to see a post on the calvera painting! When you do, don't forget to link up to Creative Kids Cultural Blog Hop!

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    1. My first request :) I just love calaveras, all I need is an excuse to do more :)

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  3. OOOh how did the paper making go? I love paper making. I once had a friend who ran her own small business making paper and the things she put in the mix (brown banana skins come to mind) and yet the paper was really beautiful. When I have time, that is definitely something I'd like to explore more.

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    1. I absolutely love hand made paper - but I'm not entirely sure about our first batch! It is still drying... which probably means we didn't do it quite right. Brown banana skins is very interesting - I guess you never know until you try.

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