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apples and bananas

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waving to the "flying banana" as he’s known in our family. even my grandmother called up, "are your girls outside? the flying banana is here!"  He flies this thing around with what looks like a glorified box fan strapped to his back. I’m not sure how he does it….but he does put on quite a show.

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I know this is nothing new, but I’ve never done it before and man, was it fun. The girls and I made apple prints yesterday on some scraps of linen. They went crazy when they lifted up that apple to see the first print underneath. (I kinda did, too.) We couldn’t stop ourselves. There are scraps of apple-stamped fabric hanging around all over the house.

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We also made some applesauce yesterday, too. It’s hard to make the picture look as good as it tasted. Yum.
Can you tell we just finished up our short vowel sounds? a-a-apple?

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waving to the "flying banana" as he’s known in our family. even my grandmother called up, "are your girls outside? the flying banana is here!"  He flies this thing around with what looks like a glorified box fan strapped to his back. I’m not sure how he does it….but he does put on quite a show.

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I know this is nothing new, but I’ve never done it before and man, was it fun. The girls and I made apple prints yesterday on some scraps of linen. They went crazy when they lifted up that apple to see the first print underneath. (I kinda did, too.) We couldn’t stop ourselves. There are scraps of apple-stamped fabric hanging around all over the house.

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We also made some applesauce yesterday, too. It’s hard to make the picture look as good as it tasted. Yum.
Can you tell we just finished up our short vowel sounds? a-a-apple?

27 comments on “apples and bananas”

  1. I love the prints! That would look cute on a canvas tote…hmm…wheels turning…

    Also, love your little bowl. My mom had a platter that matches that set that I stole the last time I was home. With her permission, of course.

  2. we did apple prints recently, too – so pretty to look at and pleasing to do. but to do them on fabric – brilliant! (or cle-e-e-ver if you’re on to the short “e”!)

  3. I have been making homemade applesauce, too. it is so yummy. last night we opened a jar of store bought applesauce and my son said, “this doesn’t taste like moms!” i smiled…it’s nice to know that you are appreciated.

    love your apple prints.

  4. nice apples! I had not seen such a thing before and I think they are gorgeous. And your applesauce looks mmmm-yummy. Though I am sad that summer is almost over, apple season is some consolation. 🙂

  5. what a fun project! i can’t wait to hear more about your homeschooling. my daughter is only 3 1/2 but i’m considering it as well. i’ve done a ton of reading lately and it’s been so inspiring. so is your blog–i came over from a link on twostraightlines (love that one too!).

    it was very interesting to see the books you’re reading. i am reading three of the same ones. well, two technically–last child in the woods and the simple living guide. but i am also reading the well-trained mind and plan to read the well-educated mind afterwards. wish we could have a book group. 🙂

  6. Our “flying banana” is green but the kids love to see it in the sky. It flys over the soccer field when all the kids are practicing and the kids jump up and down and wave.

  7. How great is it that apple season comes in September? We have been doing the same thing with apples! I love the apple prints on the linen! You could make a skirt or smock. Very cute!

  8. the apple prints are really perfect!does someone have an apple tree in the garden maybe?OOOOh it makes me think of apple crumble and custard! yummy x

  9. Oh, I WISH my kids liked applesauce. It stinks to just make one helping of it–lots of work.

    Love the prints. Never thought about doing it, but am going to have to try it now. We’re going to two apple farm get-togethers next week!

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