Since the girls are on Easter break from school, we are trying to make our trip to Georgia both fun and relaxing. Also since it took us two days to drive here and will take us two days to drive back, I am trying to limit our outings to things close by.
Yesterday, after putting together Meg's bike which we just purchased and had shipped here, we headed to a story time led by a friend of our family's whom I've known all my life. The theme of the story time was butterflies and in addition to reading butterfly books and singing butterfly songs, the kids made butterflies from ziplock bags, Easter grass and pipe cleaners. After story time was over, our friend sat down with Meg and Clare and read Jane Yolen's An Invitation to the Butterfly Ball. What a lovely treat that book was with its lyrical rhyme and repetition.
Following story time we enjoyed a lunchtime tea party. As you can see from the picture above, the girls were a bit rambunctious and played dress up with their napkins. But things calmed down as we discussed how the building we were in was built the very same year as The Tale of Peter Rabbit was published. We, of course, chose chamomile tea to drink (because that is what Mrs. Rabbit gives Peter). We also recommended to our hosts that they do some Peter Rabbit events.
We spent the afternoon relaxing and enjoying some quiet outdoor play. All in all an enjoyable Easter break day.