We've been busy around here. In an effort to keep three very active boys and one anxious little girl with a broken leg occupied I've been wracking my brain trying to think of activities for each day. The weather has been deliciously hot so we have been trying to spend as much time outside as possible even though Grace is limited to what she can do.
On one particularly gorgeous day I decided to take the kiddos to Bookworm Gardens for a little fun, adventure, and inspiration. If you live in the area and have not been to this magical place I HIGHLY recommend it. Bookworm Gardens takes favorite children's books and turns them into garden themed art. It is like a playground in heaven. And get this, it is FREE.
The place is magic. I was so busy enjoying the gardens that I only snapped a few pictures. I was so excited to be able to live out a dream and pretend I was Laura from Little House in the Big Woods. The boys were happy to try out the wagon.
When I saw this post it gave me an idea of something new for the kids to do together and having had our own inspiration at Bookworm Gardens I figured we were up for the task. We went to our local greenhouse and picked out plants, a bushel basket, and soil for our very own fairy house. We went online to Amazon and ordered the perfect house for our fairy (which is actually a bird feeder, but I think it makes a better fairy house-and MUCH cheaper than actual fairy houses being sold), a table and chairs, a fence, wheel barrel, watering can, birdhouse, planters, and a pretty gate. We tried to wait as patiently as we could for the items to arrive and they finally came today.
After much plotting and planning the fairy house is complete. I think I may have turned to the obsessive side with this house, and I don't care. Look!