Monday, February 27, 2012

Full

This weekend was a full one with a bit of busy and a bit of relaxing. After running around town, the kiddos and I headed to our local library complex on Saturday for some pottery and food. Our community participates in Empty Bowls each year. It is a fundraiser aimed at ending hunger in your community. Eamon and I began going when he was a wee, only child. We took a few years off as our collection of pottery bowls was sufficient, and our budget was tight. This year, down to one bowl, we decided it was time to go again.
The kiddos love to go and pick out a piece of pottery donated by our area high schools. Each one is very specific in what they want. Benton settled on his blue bowl immediately. He picked it up and declared it his own. No other bowl could sway his decision. Eamon and Aine took a bit longer. They lingered over the bowls changing their minds as a new one grabbed their fancy. Eamon took the most time with it and ended up switching bowls right at the end. Aine enjoyed finding one for Dave too. She found two that coordinated which became the mama and daddy bowls.
During our wandering, we talked about the area organizations the event would help. We are very familiar with them as our Girl Scout troop as well as our family volunteers time with each (iHELP and the Escalante Community Garden). Coincidentally we had spent the previous day in the garden weeding and thinning the beds with GS.
The kiddos ate bowls of soup and bread while we listened to music. Eamon ran into the ceramics studio to pick up his pieces from class which he doled out to each of us with pride (I now have a pin container, a pretzel, and a honey pot). As we sat I fixed an error in my knitting, enjoying our wonderful weather, vibrant community and full belly.

8 comments:

  1. you know so much great stuff going on in the community. what a great way to spend the day.

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  2. I love seeing your bright sunny days with flip flops! Even though spring is around the corner we are still wearing winter coats and have frost in the mornings.

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  3. I had never heard of this event until yesterday and now your post is about it too. I really want to see about having the same event in my town.
    PS- At the hardware store I did pick out the oldest gentleman to help me, turns out he was the owner. We spent a great morning talking and I can't wait to go back.

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  4. This weekend was our community Empty Bowl day! I just finished blogging about it! I just love the way the whole community pulls together for this!! You had some amazing bowls to pick from---we did, too!

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  5. I wanted to do this and completely forgot. Nuts.

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  6. i've never heard of this, and i love it. i hope our communtity does this someday soon too. sounds like a great day.

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  7. Oh another Empty Bowls event! Fantastic. Your day sounded great.

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  8. First time I've heard about this. Sounds like an awesome event for a community! I'm going to have to look into this more! Thanks for sharing!

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