It's hard to believe that autumn officially begins tomorrow. It has been so uncharacteristically warm here so we've been getting the most out of enjoying every day as it comes. Like walking to the beach near our home.
Where Julen got to have his first ride on a swing.
And at the preschool we've been going on lots of nature walks. We gathered sticks and feathers and acorns and birch bark and water horsetail and used all of it to do our first handwork project. We made beautiful weavings (inspiration found here and here).
The kids were quite skilled at moving their little fingers in and out of the warp with yarn in their hand.
And yes, I helped them a lot with this project, but for the most part they were very involved. It was a perfect activity to tie in with our autumnal story of a woman weaving her blanket to get ready for the chilly winter months ahead.
(My apologies to all of you who use some kind of blog reader...my multiple re-posts are due to the fact that when I add a link in my text, typepad freezes and I have to re-boot my computer and -yes- start the entire post from scratch. Anyone encounter this problem before? It's making me just a little bit crazy and not too interested in posting these days.)