In Finn’s Tree house (under construction)
Uncle Allan telling the boys about the new sailboat
From the top:
Edible flowers for picked for dinner (Leo downed a nasturtium in one gulp)
Kenny & Hubert (Sabine’s name of the day) picking lettuce
Violette on the rocking horse
Sophie’s castle cake with Playmobil knights
Leo completed his first-ever week at summer camp, having a great time building gnome homes (see the drawing on the white board) and playing games.
Topics covered in “The Book of Accidents, designed for Young Children”, courtesy of the Beinecke Library :
Just three minutes long — how marketers get your kids to nag you to buy their products.
A related video is below — five minutes long — about how marketing isn’t what it used to be and how it’s creating a generation of super-consumers. Very scary.
Check out all the creepy characters lurking in these photos. The attitude at the Willows is, “the more stuff, the better”.
Leo convinced me that we needed to go to Salem Willows this afternoon. Here he is watching them spin the cotton candy and taking a bite. Yum!
(I knew that the new Tinkertoys we own couldn’t do what I remembered them doing as a kid, so I found an old set on eBay and of course, Leo picked one of the more complicated designs as a a first project. Very satisfying to see the spindles, paddle wheel, and crankshaft moving!)