When the grandgirls come over for the day, we spend quite a bit of time outdoors. We don't do anything spectacular. We play Hide & Seek and explore in the trees and dig around in the dirt... mostly. The girls like to swing in the willow tree too. One favorite activity for small hands is to sprinkle tiny pebbles into this holey ocean rock that came from the Oregon Coast. The rock has been a main attraction in my rock pile for a long time. I wonder how long it took for the ocean to create those lovely finger-sized holes? Who needs toys when you have rocks with holes and rocks with puzzle patterns on them like the one below?
There is so much to see and feel in nature,
that just being outside is an adventure.
My hands have been busy embroidering a new softie doll for the newest grandgirl to hold. Ladybug is 3 1/2 months old now, and her wee fingers like to grab onto things. I think this curly-headed Sunflower Girl will be soft and squishy in her hands and will make her smile. What have your hands been touching and feeling?