Although those words seem to be opposites, they aren't always. Our Sunday gathering yesterday was a simple celebration of our our oldest daughter's birthday, but we think Kristin is spectacular (she is!) and so the day was both!
On the menu: crab cakes, Crash Hot Potatoes, coleslaw, and tomato/cucumber salad with a simple vinaigrette. Also on the menu: grasshopper pie for birthday dessert. Also on the menu: a little singing, presents, and party games. (Well...we played Apples to Apples which we play almost every week. But this week we had the new "Trendy" cards that Kristin and Brian had purchased to add to the original cards. Some of us aren't really "trendy," but it was fun! We played to categories like "So 5 Minutes Ago" and "Fired Up.")
In between, there were some simple activities.
Kristin is teaching a unit on architecture in her homeschool and Bekah is intrigued, so Kristin offered to bring some of the activities on Sundays so that Bekah can participate. Yesterday they learned about cantilevers and practiced with some building blocks. Here they're watching a YouTube video tour of Fallingwater, the famous house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
Others are looking through the ads in the Sunday paper, or talking.
A sniffly little girl asked Papa to read her a book.
"Simple" activities? Or are they "spectacular"?