I'm not one of those crafty moms, but my children love art projects. The directions for pastels on Hodgepodge looked like something even I could manage. Fingers were messy but the results were surprisingly good.
We spent Thanksgiving in North Carolina with Ed's sister Jean. She was gracious enough to allow her three brothers and their families, along with Ed's mom, to crash her house for three days.
The men and older nephews built a handsome wood shed.
The girl cousins shared tea parties and giggles.
The boys set up camp in the woods, cutting down small trees to build their own tipi. By the sounds of the shouts, they were having the time of their life. We were blessed with perfect weather all weekend.
We ladies were, of course, head of the food department. It was fun to share the kitchen with such a great group! But we found some time for some fun too. My crafty sister-in-law, inspired from Meadow Brook Gourds, brought along some dried gourds for the ladies to turn into snowmen.
Didn't they turn out adorable?