Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Laurel Crowns

 The ancient Romans used to wear crowns of laurel (bay) leaves on their heads to show that they were citizens. My guess is they chose bay leaves because they naturally repel bugs, but we couldn't find any information on why they chose that leaf for sure. We made some nature crowns using wistera branches and tucked in some leaves and flowers from our back yard. Here's Maddie's crown. Even though, as we learned, women were not allowed to be citizens in Rome.

 Izzie really did hers up!


 This is at Marshall Park. We really like this park because it has this fun "natural" area, a sand pit and a standard playground. Not to mention a big field to run in. I am pretty sure Izzie is being a mermaid here.

 Maddie.





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