Vivian's favorite thing to do is to pick flowers.
She studies them and wants to know the name of each one.
I am learning right along with her, I love her passion for flowers.
By the end of our walk we had a basket filled with beautiful soft petals and two tired little girls. I put them in for quiet time , made a cup of tea and set out thick watercolor paper, rounded the edges of course, and when the girls woke up we explored making colors by rubbing the petals on the paper.
It was magical. The pinks turned to purple.
Vivian was not please with this project at all. She could not understand why anybody would want to smush the flowers and ruin them - after one try she had enough. She grabbed her basket and set out to replace the flowers that we had ruined.
Ella and I on the other hand enjoyed smushing and rubbing the petals - pansies and azalea petals worked the best. The paper was colored so beautifully, so naturally and so thoughtfully- perfect for thank you notes.