Then came inside for a lunch of anti-pasta, with naps and games filling our afternoon. As darkness fell we settled in for our evening feast. No turkey around here. But we did have some pretty cute turkey decorations made by Landon. We had a delicious tenderloin with some of the traditional fixings. With apple pie for dessert that was made by Landon in the fall. It was a mellow day with lots of laughing and love.
Listening to his tiny voice tell the story of their sledding escapades his quite funny. There seems to have been a bit of a crash with Landon and Harkin's voice gets loud and he starts shaking his hands at Landon when he retells the story. Everyone giggles.
It amazes me still how much he comprehends and how quickly these days he is learning words. he is such a funny kid and makes us all smile so much throughout the day. His big brothers are so very sweet with him it is just awesome!
doodle book. I began to draw my own doodles. Then the rush of madness sounded from the mudroom. They were done for the day. Inside they came with a crash and a boom. When they discovered what I was doing they all wanted to join in. So we sat for the next 30 minutes in silence, drawing. A great way to calm down before dinner.
Landon was busy building his store of snowballs so no pictures of him were to be gotten.
Artful Parent. She makes sun catchers, I bought the wrong beads, so we made hanging decorations. I think they came out so cute. Harkin had fun playing with the beads. He kept picking up the embroidery hoop after he had filled beads into it, so it was just the process for him.
We then made wooden turkeys. Using craft foam and wooden pieces from the craft store. We had a fun morning together and now we have decorations to last a few years. Harkin loves looking at them up on the windowsill and wall.
The program goes for 5 weeks and then there is a winter and spring session. We will have to sit out the winter one due to their sister being born and us just having home time, but then we will pick it back up in the spring.
Anna Quindlen that reminded me to fully enjoy life. She says that enjoying the view is living your life to its fullest. That is exactly what I have been trying to do the past few days. Instead of running for my camera to "capture" life I am standing just taking it all in. "Enjoying the views".
* watching Harkin dump all of his toys out and move them from place to place
* enjoying one of our last warm days outside- splashing in puddles, picking up leaves and seeing the excitement in my child's eyes at experiencing nature
* listening to the big boys mine rocks by the river, dig holes and smash sticks- things boys do
*crafting with all of them, Harkin just enjoying the process while the big boys really concentrate and create wonderful pieces of art
*still being asked to tuck my 11 year old in
*loving holding such tiny hands in mine
*still in awe that we live in the woods where it is peaceful and full of adventure each day
*watching Harkin imitate his big brothers in all that they do- the good, the bad and the funny
*smiling as Harkin anticipates Daddy's entrance each morning into his room for kisses and hugs as he leaves for work
*laughing as the boys rock out to Dad's music during the late afternoon hours
Hoping to remember to always enjoy the view and wishing you all the same.