Spring floral arrangement in a rustic container filled with water pics on skewers. Really had fun filling up the tubes! No foam, no thanks. Learned this structural design from @hitomigilliam at a workshop at @greenmountainfloristsupply last year. Like it A LOT. The big gray buds are magnolia branches, broken off during the last big storm! They are just opening up now.
Update: Day is going measurably better. Haven’t fed him the best food (pancakes, no sugar, eggs, but fried), haven’t managed to always be playful (only snatched my phone off him about 11 times) but he’s way more settled and way more compliant. We read #sarahnaish ’s Therapeutic Parenting books (which always calm foster kids - they can’t believe someone wrote a book for them, about them - cooked together, cleaned together, tried to be slow together. I am wondering whether water park yesterday, while fun, was too overstimulating for him, in addition to everything else. Agenda for the day includes - a trip to @lush_ausnz for soothing bath bombs (he’s already a big fan of their sleepy lotion), a trip to the supermarket for some good food for his belly, an adventure to a huge playground where he can run free and an afternoon trip to @clipnclimbberwick... before a very intentional and early bedtime routine. Still, he can’t stop talking about @adventureparkgeelong and is hoping to return ASAP. 😂