We are living in some precious times right now. The sun has been out. More time has been spent outside than in. We are truly enjoying a beautiful season in both nature and our family. Life,as it is now, is quite wonderful.
Our girl is such an affectionate kid. When her father leaves in the morning she is always good for a smooch and a "thank you for working for us." When he returns at the end of the day she exclaims, "I am so excited to see you again."
Afternoons are spent in the backyard, cleaning leaves out from corners and inspecting the new growth.
Pink dinosaurs and other remnants of play pop up in the strangest of places.
Evening walks are returning. We walk through the neighborhood, greeting others as we pass them by.
The table is clear of art projects! We have been so busy with various art projects this year it seems like they have been spilling over into our common areas for the past several months, but lately they have been finding a more manageable stasis and have not taken over our table! Hooray!
The little girl inside of me is growing. I am loving each precious moment, from the rare quiet moments to myself as I ponder the new soul growing inside me---to the questions from a two year old big sister. Yesterday Cordelia was really determined that her sister needed a pretty green hat (made by great Aunt Tina) and insisted that I find a way to get it to her in my tummy.
Reading is a constant in our lives. Cordelia has been obsessed with this strange book that I picked up at the library book sale, truthfully I had intended to tear the book apart to makes cards and gift tags. However, my girl is obsessed---so instead we read it half a dozen times a day, in addition to all of the other reading breaks. I am so happy to be raising a child who appreciates the magic of reading.
What is life like for you now?