Last Saturday, the Town Recreation Commission held an open house for the town forest, and I organized a "spring awakenings" walk with Samantha and a fairy house building activity. Never mind the fact that the state quilt was holding its semiannual meeting on the same day. What a wild and crazy day. My Fitbit told me I packed a lot of activity into the day, and so did my feet!
Our children's librarian, Ian, also plays the bagpipes, so he led us up a hill to the spot for a story followed by house building. 18 kids, ranging in age from about 2 to 10, and their parents and grandparents came along, and it was fun.
The kids did a wonderful job, using sticks, pine cones, pods, and other natural items Tracy and I had assembled. We let them take home flowers crocheted by Linda, stickers, and fairy dolls Tracy and I made (with a lot of hot glue to hold them together), so they could build houses in their own yards, too.
Sunday, Paul and I walked up to see how the houses had done overnight, and many were still there... if you knew where to look. Hope the fairies take up residence!