Tuesday, January 30, 2007

It's the simple things

I've been so enjoying our quiet days. It is so amazing how much joy the small things in life can bring. Coffee with a friend, a good phone conversation, watching my children play.

The other day, little miss was dancing, while her brother was a few feet away playing with his trains. Her favorite song came on, and he stood up, walked over to her, took her hands and said, "I'm the prince." He danced her in circles and when the song was over, he kissed her hand, and went back to playing with his trains. It was such a sweet and innocent sight to behold. Such a loving act from a little brother.

Chivalry lives at our house.

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Sisters, sisters...

I'm so glad I have sisters.

It's so great to have someone to just ~be~ with. No need to fill the time with a lot of extra stuff. Just enjoying the day.

And! There's something special about playing with cousins. All the fun of friendship with an element of sibling-esque rivlary. Wonderful. Such a great dynamic. I wish we could enjoy them more often.

Thank you, Heather, for making the drive. We had so much fun!

Thursday, January 25, 2007

A day in the life

Lunches with Daddy, check. Coffee and Play at "the Thomas store," check, check.

Today, we will venture to the library, a wonderful structure...a Carnegie Library, thoughtfully placed on the banks of a small lake. A fireplace, comfy chairs, and a fantastic view encourage many a reader to linger...although none of those readers have two children in tow. So while I've been beckoned, I've yet to enjoy that cozy reading corner. I have, however, had every opportunity to utilize the fire engine benches and the puppet show theater. (Which I am sure are far superior to the fireplace-comfy chairs-view, anyhow.)

In the past few days, I have had the distinct pleasure of watching my kids imaginations grow. We have amassed a small metropolis with paper inhabitants. Paper moms, dads, sisters, brothers, babies, cats, dogs, furniture and a dinosaur. I never knew the fun one could have with a package of construction paper and a scissor!

Off to enjoy another day. Learning, exploring, imagining, creating, playing, goofing, snuggling..this is bliss!

Monday, January 22, 2007

Filling free time

Our schedule is opening up for a few days, and I am trying to come up with creative ways to fill our free time. Hmmmmmm......I'm thinking several lunches with Daddy, coffee and play at "the Thomas Store," a few visits to the library, and maybe a day or two spent entirely in pajamas.

Ahhhhhhh, sweet freedom.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Sunday, Sunday....

Another glorious winter day. We awakened to a fresh blanket of white...something we haven't seen much of this year. It's the kind of morning that begs you to sit awhile longer at the window, coffee in hand, pondering the course of the day.

Now at the close of the day, I sit and reflect upon another day gone by. Why does it pass so quickly? Ah, to make time stand still.

It seems so cliche, but time really does fly when you're having fun. I never understood that so clearly until I had children.

Off to kiss them once more. Sweet dreams.