I know, I know, school started a while ago, but I'm actually catching up here in my blog.
And I was going to skip these pictures but I took another look at them and it's a memory I want to hold on to.
On their last day of summer (school starting the next day) I was getting ready all day for this. I was cooking, and wrapping, and setting the table.
So I set the girls up with some crafts outside. And I made the patio table welcoming and pretty for them.
I took our crafts bin and just put it on the table for them to pick and choose.
None of these wonderful crafts did I buy. They've been given some as gifts, and some we won at a dance school raffle.
I keep some of the craft kits in a bin (the ones they can do completely independently)
They settled on 'make your own frames' and got right to work.
They had so much fun working together. When I saw this through the kitchen window where I was cooking the back to school blessings dinner, I had to run out to capture them.
It was a beautiful morning. They actually needed a little sweatshirt that morning. (not so much today!)
It was relaxing and peaceful for them. Just what they/I needed on that last day.