Since we were too busy on summer solstice to actually celebrate summer solstice, we did a very subdued celebration yesterday. We changed our nature tray to reflect the new season:
I did a very simple one, as I know that Short Pants will quickly fill it up with all his summer booty. There are flowers and lavender from our yard, as well as shells and rocks from Fake Beach, along with some shells that we collected on vacation years ago. Oh, and don't forget the handy-dandy bug magnifier from Chick-Fil-A holding two dead moths and a bee. We found the goose feather when we went swimming yesterday afternoon.
We also tried out a new cookie recipe - lavender cookies! You can find the recipe here. Short Pants thought it was very cool that we were eating the lavender from our garden. The cookies were actually very good - light and a tiny bit buttery lemony. But they were also weird, like the smell and taste didn't match. As The Mister put it, it's odd to be eating cookie but smelling bath product!
I also changed out the seasonal books in the book basket located in the play nook:
Short Pants was very excited to see the new selections:
Tomorrow I'll be showing you some upcoming projects I plan on doing for Totally Selfish Crafting. Boo-yah!