Friday night is "Family Night"...we make dough in the bread machine for pizza, and each kid gets to roll out and make their own...the kids love it and even though I need to hose the flour out of the kitchen to clean up the mess when its over, we still do it!
Ellie and Cassie rolling out their dough...
You can see our large kitchen has lots of natural light, and it doubles as my studio! I have another room same size downstairs, also well lit, for a studio, but for some reason I am happier working from the kitchen...that and it sits up high with a deck off the back, I just go in and out all day to work amongst the trees!
The first bite is always the best!!!
Afterwards we always push all the couches together and watch a movie! Last night it was Coraline, directed by Henry Selic and I was enthralled! The stop motion film's visuals are incredible and I got atleast 5 creative art ideas while watching it! So many things in that movie, I am going to indulge myself and watch it again!
As usual, Cassie beats us to it! She is in that water lickety split!
It's always fun to decide where to go first. We've had a ton of rain lately so the water was cloudy and deep in spots...
Look at this amazing moss and lichen! The lichen was very alien like and rubbery. It practically bounces when touched! Weird!! I always get an urge to make a terrarium when I see things like this! With tree frogs!!
Getting ready to cross a huge log jam we found this wolf spider, he was big, but right after photgraphing him another ran from the top of the log to underneath it, and it was three times this size! So I found another route!!
Here was a beautiful red velvet ant...so southern, decadent and lush...like red velvet cake, or a red velvet couch...you just can't go wrong with red velvet, can you? Wish I could have gotten a better pic, he was a beauty
Crista's golden retriever puppy, Millie, finds a ball and amuses herself playing with it the rest of the trek!
Danny.....time to go!!!
This was the first day I ever came back without any fish...all I saw was little mosquito fish. I didn't have my first choice of nets, either, that's a partial exscuse. I did find a great piece of driftwood and a turtle shell, found by Jim! We had the idea watching Coraline last night that I should sculpt a skeleton turtle, and since one showed up not 24 hours after the thought, I think I should! It was such a great way to spend a hot and humid day!