Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Clay Snails

It's raining in New England. This is the second or third week of rain. And, it's chilly. Yup. Only about 62 degrees right now. Makes me want to throw on a sweater and bake bread.

I signed my older daughter up for a half-day camp this week about a month ago. It is at a fabulous place called The Enchanted Learning Center run by a mom that used to be a teacher but is now homeschooling her three children. When I got there she met daughter #2 and said - as long as she was potty trained - that she could stay too. It was a day for art and classical music. You bet your bottom dollar I reached into my purse and grabbed some cash before she could change her mind.

I actually got some time alone to do a few things. Not many, but enough to enjoy a cup of coffee and sort through some of the mundane stuff in life - like bills. What I really wanted to do was stop by a local quilt shop to buy thread. It will be closed all week. They're all at some show in Philadelphia. Oh well. Maybe I can find a different fabric shop tomorrow.

The girls painted and got to create with clay. The clay did start off colored - but it was played with so much that it became gray and brown. Lucy made a mommy snail with a bunch of babies. And, just after I snapped this photo, it was changed into a bird's nest for one of her toys.

Simple pleasures are always the best.


mysteryhistorymom said...

Beth-That is absolutely precious! It's a good thing you took a picture before it was transformed into the bird's nest. Although, I bet that was cute, too!

It's nice to have some time for yourself, huh?:-) Lori

jillytacy said...

The clay snails are precious and how creative. I love playdough and clay it's so relaxing to play with it! So cute! I love snails! If only I could figure out how to do a snail softie.

Sherry said...

I love all the baby snails on the mommy snail!! I have definitely felt like that somedays, kids all over me! So cute and a great day for the girls, I bet.


Michie said...

That place looks neat, and it actually isn't far from us - but I've never heard of it before. I wonder what other cool kid things are lurking in the area! :)


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