Today we celebrated Knox’s third birthday with a song and chocolate cake! Knox was not thrilled with the song but seemed to enjoy the cake. Our bakers continue to improve upon their abilities.
I was outside while Griffin was helping with the cake. It was great to see what was happening in our little space of earth, trees and sky. When I started out, most of the kids headed in to help with the cake, but Alex stayed out making cupcakes and sea horse pie. Later when Baker came to join us, he headed for the little shaded area under the trees and proclaimed it was a tent. There, Alex served us tea and coffee. Baker said, “girls don’t drink coffee”, hence the tea. Morrie came out next and began moving wood. I asked him what he was doing, and he said he was clearing the area. I asked him if he was going to build something, “Yeah, a house!” At that point, we brought over long boards to place horizontally between two support posts. Every once in a while, he would say, “This is for stabilizing the wall,” and he would set the board at an angle from the ground up to the top of our wall to hold it in place. From then on, stabilizing became the most important part of the job. Oliver joined in and also began stabilizing although, I’m not sure he knew what he was doing.
Inside, Melinda was working with many kids while they created crayon shavings to put onto wax paper a long with a leaf before ironing it shut. These will be beautiful hanging in windows or from string attached to the ceiling.
Elliette and Seyi were busy in the dramatic play making tea and toast for anyone who was hungry, Baker and I both took a moment to enjoy this offering!
My thanks to Melinda and Griffin for all of their help today!