This weekend was frigid! We ventured out the Austin Waldorf School Winter Fair and had so much fun -- as always.
It was our third year attending and it's one of the Advent seasonal traditions that we love wholeheartedly. It's quite dreamy, spending the morning at the waldforf school, with their grounds so enchanting, and everything about the place feeling magical.
There are many booths of vendors selling their handmade wares -- a perfect time to do a little stocking stuffing shopping. There's also lots and lots of healthy food options, music performed by local musicians and students (though this year was a little more quiet -- perhaps due to the cold...), a puppetshow (which we sadly missed), and crafts for children of all ages. Bea made a pincone bird feeder, a sweet little gnome puppet, a glitter star ornament, and a beeswax candle. She looks forward to these "activities" as she calls them, every year.
I love going to the fair because it's an outing that I don't have to censor or explain to Beatrix the reasons or purposes behind the activities or food choices. Instead, it's comfortable and familiar to how we live.
We stayed home on Sunday and toodled around the house, went crazy making lots of coffee filter snowflakes, elfing and such. I feel very crafty (and proud of myself) as my stash of homemade gift goodies grows. So far, we've made soap, beeswax candles (which I've been using for myself - oops), and body cream made from coconut oil, olive oil, and beeswax. It's amazing what you can cook up for the home and body with ordinary ingredients from your pantry.
This morning, the Advent fairies left Beatrix a couple of packs of Sculpy clay. Best gift yet! She spent hours at the table creating clay ornaments with cookie cutters for everyone she knows. Sweet girl! She is so into everything about Advent, Christmas, and Baby Jesus. It's pure joy to share this season with her. I just want to bottle up these moments for years to come.
Linking up with Amanda.