A large family, homeschooling, adoption, special needs, whatever strikes my fancy, sort of blog.

A large family, homeschooling, adoption, special needs, whatever strikes my fancy, sort of blog.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Farmer's Market

We hadn't been to the Farmer's Market in ages!

In fact, Hannah couldn't remember going, and Katie has never gone.  But Saturday, after we dropped Brianna off at a school event, Sam and I took the little girls.

We stopped at the flower stalls to sniff and admire God's beautiful creations.  (Notice Hannah's hair?  I took ~3-4" off.  It combs so much easier now!)

I smiled at the sunflowers, given that we'd been munching on seeds and drawing sunflowers for homeschool this week.  I think we're going to need to do a sunflower craft soon.  They're so inspiring!

We enjoyed the sights, sounds, tastes, and smells of the market, and came home with some tasty delights.

At the mushroom booth, they were selling a "grow your own" kit.  The homeschooler in me could not resist that, so that will be an exciting science project to end our school year with.  You may remember that we reviewed Curiosity Quest DVDs last year, which included an episode on mushrooms.  Katie said, "Just like the movie!" when I showed the girls the underside of the mushrooms where the spores come from.

Katie also felt compelled to point out all the carrots we saw, and tell us that bunnies eat carrots.

These were some samples we enjoyed.  We ended up getting some of the yummy peaches.  I think Sam ate half the cherries on our way home.

More gorgeous flowers, so bright and cheerful!

I feel like our recent reclusiveness has stunted Hannah's life skills.  I asked her to choose a bundle of cilantro (yum yum yum) and give it to the lady behind the counter.  Then I gave her $1 to pay for it with.  She had no idea that she was supposed to then pick up the bag containing the cilantro she'd paid for.  We'll be working on this as we start getting out & about more.

We enjoyed the music the performers were playing for the shoppers.  I gave each of the girls a quarter and sent them over to put them in their tip jar.

Next time we go, the girls will know what to expect and we can incorporate more learning activities into our trip.  For this time, it was enough to just take in all the sights and get exposed to new things.

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  1. I'm glad you are able to get out more now. I'm sure you'll be rediscovering things that will make a positive difference in your lives.

    We've had a rather hard week ourselves, but tomorrow we get another chance.

    1. We're finding our way as a "normal" (ha!) family again, in many ways.

      Beautiful perspective. His mercies are new every morning.

  2. Wow! What a lovely outing! I specially love that table of cherries!