Happy Summer Solstice!

"Sunny sun shine down on me, fill my heart, my home.
Journey with me through the day, so I'm not alone..."

 Happy Summer Solstice!!

After a nice summer breakfast of piping hot oatmeal (what?!?!) F was anxious to switch out her nature table.  I love how this simple task creates at least an hour of imaginative play.  Whole worlds are created with the little nature table items.  E is old enough now to partake in the role playing.  I love hearing their stories they create together.  Here's the new Summer nature table:

The ladies over at Twig and Toadstool had a "Welcoming the Sun Week" with a new craft tutorial every day.  They were very sweet, but the one that spoke to this family was the giant woven sun!  How cool is that? One of our trees need pruning, I had on old fat quarter pack of fabric in oranges and yellows, and we definitely needed a big beautiful sun to adorn the new nature table.  Perfect!

I really love the way this sun turned out.  F enjoyed the weaving motion.  It's very calming for her, so this mama gets out the old weaving loom when she's all wound up! 

E wasn't very interested in the weaving, but she did dance about the room and play with the fabric pieces.

Out in the garden we had a new sunflower bloom in celebration of the solstice.

How did you welcome summer?


  1. happy solstice, mama! your sun turned out magnificently! that is on our list to make, too. ;)

  2. Beautiful!!! I also love how when we bring out all the new seasonal table stuff the kids just play for hours!!!! It's great!


  3. that sun is gorgeous! I love it

  4. Your sun is GLORIOUS! It is also on our crafty to-do list. And you've just further inspired us :-)

  5. Oh, I LOVE your sun!!!! How beautiful to see these gorgeous creations around the internet...and they're all so wonderfully different!!!!! Happy Solstice sweet mamma!!
    xo maureen

  6. Hi! I found you through the Rhythm of the Home blog. You have such a beautiful family and a nourishing lifestyle! I love all the photos of your girls devouring green smoothies and veggies juices. I wish I could get my 2 year old to drink the green smoothies I whip up in the morning! Any tips? And another question--did you make that nature table or purchase it? It's lovely. Thank you for such a wonderful blog!

  7. I really want to start a nature table...maybe next year when my kido is 2? Is that a good age for it? She would try to eat everything on it if I started it now:P I love the first picture.


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