After being stuck in the sick house for a week, we decided we needed some fresh air and bluegrass last weekend (and figured we couldn't spread our germs too bad if we were outside). We went to the North GA Folk Festival, which is held here in Athens. This was Esther and my 2nd year, Ben's first. It was a small festival with music, local crafts, and traditional craft/tool workshops. We enjoyed our picnic and boiled peanuts, and of course, the dancing. Pam Blanchard and the Sunny Side Up band played first. They are a fun, interactive children's band. They even invited the kids up on stage to sing Twinkle, Twinkle and If You're Happy and You Know It. Esther was at the front of the stage, but had a bit of stage-fright when it came to singing and moving. She did get a few 'stomp your feet's in there.
I worked the beginning of the week, so yesterday and today have been a fun Esther-Mama time. Yesterday we collected nature objects (inspired by SouleMama's book and Songbird's recent posting). Esther found a pine cone, magnolia pod, various leaves, acorns, and nandina berries.
The ragweed is getting the best of me today, so I am going to rest the remainder of nap-time. Even with the allergies, I just can't bring myself to close the windows. This fall weather is delightful!