This weekend there was nothing to do on our agenda!
However, I always seem to make the situation entirely too stressful as I don't want to waste our precious time, but also want to find something totally cool to do.
So this morning we went and did a tad bit of garage saleing...we found nothing!
And then we went to our city's art festival. We had so much fun! We first sought out our neighbor's who have amazing art work and who love our kids...score!
We had oodles of fun. There were culinary artists and ice sculptures and music and painters and singers and...
What we really liked though were the potters. We kind of stumbled upon some potters on our way to find a bathroom. Emma and I watched them for a while while Nick and Cal were in the bathroom. Then we switched bathroom teams and it was Emma and my turn. While we were in there apparently Cal watched for a few moments and then blurted out to the potter "I want to do that!" Nick said she loved his enthusiasm and was more than happy to give him a go.
The potter lady let us take it home and it is in our secretary now, drying, drying, drying.
Unless you have a kiln I could use? No?
I was AMAZED by this act. Cal used to never talk to people! And here he was telling someone he didn't know what he wanted to do. UHHH mazing! Also, Cal is in therapy for sensory issues. He has a very rough touch and has a hard time managing his hands.
Nick and I were stunned that he could do this! The lady would tell him to put all of his fingers together and press gently and he would do it!
We are looking for pottery classes for kids as young as he is but so far haven't found anything. But we're dragging clay out more and more around the house and he loves doing this.
So those were our experiences at the art festival...it was such a fun day!
**sorry about the horrid quality of these pictures. Everything is very white washed. These are cell phone pictures as we forgot the camera. I very much dislike our phone pics**