I've been to quite a number of plantation homes in the south, and was surprised at how plain Stagville was. However, we learned that the owners owned other homes. Maybe those were fancier.
|the Stagville Plantation home|
|back of home|
Unfortunately we didn't get to explore the out buildings behind the house. We next went to see an enormous barn on the property.
|Little fans - don't leave home without them!|
|The barn was so big!|
|Tabby - I liked the way the light came in around her|
Recently Solomon went through a fruit loop crafting phase. I bought a box of the Walmart brand of "fruit loops." (Best $2.50 I've spent in a long time!) There were so many different things to make with them, thanks to Pinterest inspirations. The first day I gave some to Solomon, he ended up eating a bunch after making a picture. We don't eat "sugar cereal" in our home so I guess his body wasn't used to it! After a while, the boy was totally hyper and loudly singing songs and being extra silly for a long time.
Here are some of fruit loop pictures he made (with some help here and there) over about 2 weeks. This was a great activity for him to work on quietly while I was doing schoolwork with Hunter.
|I cut out the plants and fish and drew the fish bowl. Solomon glued everything down. Hunter added the filter/pump.|
|a sugary snack break|
|fruit loops onto a pipecleaner to make a candy cane|
Solomon enjoyed the fruit loops activities so much that Hunter decided he simply had to try it once. He made a Hunter kind of picture (I don't remember what kind of machines they are):
"Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ." - Colossians 3:23-24