Monday, January 27, 2014

Our Weekend





It is often said there is no such thing as bad weather, only the wrong clothes, so with that in mind I sent my little man off into the forest for two and half hours on Friday morning for his Forest Friday program in -19 degrees weather, not factoring in the wind chill. It was cold! But off he went with five other little ones and four adults to enjoy time exploring in the woods. At the closing circle I heard the wonderful stories of their morning adventures, and not once did any one of them mention the cold. It makes me so very happy to know he loves being out there, soaking in the beauty of nature and playing games in any kind of weather.

We woke to a wee bit of snow on Saturday morning, enough to call off our plans and tuck ourselves in at home for the day. I have to admit being a bit bummed about that, but it was nice to be safe at home, doing the things we love to do. We played outside, then came back in to warm up with hot chocolate. There was time in front of the fire reading, crafting and playing. I squeezed in a little bit of knitting, baking and some writing. All in all, being stuck at home was pretty darn good.

Sunday was slow and simple. A quiet morning at home, a family walk in the fresh snow and then a little mama time in the afternoon which included a few errands and then tea with some friends. Another snow storm blew in while we drank tea and my drive home was not fun at all, but I made it, and enjoyed a quiet evening at home, with hot tea and my knitting.

A slow, simple weekend, just the way we like them. How was your weekend?

Joining Amanda

36 comments:

  1. Oh my what magical pictures. That snow. So beautiful.
    It sounds like your boys time in the forest was wonderful - it sounds like a fantastic programme.

    Happy week, hope Monday wasn't too blue.

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    1. It is beautiful, and we are enjoying it. And yes it really is a fantastic program, we are very lucky and I know it.

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  2. Oh wow! Well done for going out in that cold. I love reading about your boy's forest program. Reminds me a bit of the forest kindergartens they have in Germany and Scandinavia. I once saw a program on a Kindergarten in the Arctic..oh here I found it on youtube: Arctic Outdoor Preschool http://youtu.be/mIi1WkFhGvc. Wishing you a great (and hopefully not too cold) start to your week!!

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    1. Yes, much like those programs. I have watched videos on many of those programs and love them. And thanks for the link, will take a look later.

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  3. I love the way snow forces you to slow down and of course with that first fresh snowfall to get outside. Sounds like you had a lovely peaceful weekend.

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  4. soon the weather will change, the days are getting longer and brighter! We had flurries off and on the whole weekend, nothing to stop our plans but pretty to look at. I agree with the clothing-he looks so toasty warm :)

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    1. Yes, soon, but for now we will enjoy every last snowflake that falls :)

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  5. Lovely! I just bought my 3yo better shoes so he doesn't have to freeze his toes off when we go outside. I completely agree with the "no wrong weather, just wrong clothes". It is SO true and I just can't stand it when people complain about the weather. Every season has its beauty.

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    1. Thanks Elisa, and I totally agree on the beauty in every season. I don't think I could live without the seasons, I love each one for different reasons.

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  6. Ah lovely photos and words of your weekend! Your Sunday, especially, sounds divine! We did a lot of hiking, and I saw friends on Sunday, then a cold front blew in last night. Snow today, but not nearly as much as you have, and our temps are not as bitter!

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    1. Thanks Angie. I love hiking, although at this moment we need snowshoes to hit the trails :) Enjoy the snow you do have.

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  7. We got some snow too, finally!
    Weekend was slow with a very red nose...

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  8. Sounds like a perfect weekend to me! Mine was nice and slow as well, with a lovely Sunday morning breakfast with my very best friend! Hope your week is as lovely as your weekend!

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    1. Oh how lovely, breakfast with a friend, I am sure you enjoyed it.

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  9. that sounds like an amazing weekend. so beautiful. and great pictures.

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  10. I love that statement about there not being bad weather, only the wrong clothes...so true. It's been a crazy winter hasn't it? Today we are 66 degrees and tomorrow we will only be in the 30's with ice and snow.!

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    1. It has been crazy Tracey, we have not had this much snow in years, but it you know, we are enjoying it. Snow!!! Enjoy it.

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  11. I imagine that you have chains on the tires of your car all season long! It sounds and looks like a wonderful weekend. I'm so glad to hear it. :)

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    1. No chains, just snow tires :) It was just lovely, thanks!

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  12. Love how the littles don't feel the cold when there's fun to be had! I try to do the same, but it seems like I feel it more as a grown-up. A little jealous of your snow (but not the cold!)--I could use a few more sledding trips before spring comes.

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    1. It is pretty awesome! I feel it too, although I have learned to embrace that feeling...it means I am alive :) Hoping you get a little more snow.

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  13. I hear you! That's what Saturday was all about for us as well. There is just so much "cooped up" my family can endure... so we ventured out, bundled up tight, baby in the front pack, and off we went! :-)

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    1. Oh that cooped up feeling, we don't like that either. Happy to hear you got out.

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  14. Wow! I certainly can't imagine going out in the weather! Good for you :)

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    1. You know, if you are dressed for it, it is so much fun!

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  15. Look at all that beautiful snow! Sounds like the perfect winter weekend! I wouldn't mind playing at your house for a weekend! :) Have a lovely week Kim!

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    1. It was. Summer you and your lovely family are welcome anytime. It would be so much fun to play in the snow with you guys :)

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  16. love that y'all venture out and enjoy the season and its gift of snow!

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    1. Thanks Amanda, such a wonderful gift to be able to enjoy. Hope you guys are safe and enjoying yours.

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  17. I just can't get over ALL THAT SNOW. :)
    Can you drive on the roads in the photos above, l can see wheel marks...but is it dangerous?
    Seems all a bit crazy to this girl from the sub-tropics. I do love the fact that you make a conscious effort to embrace it though. That rocks. xx

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    1. Yes, we can drive on those roads, dangerous...really depends on who is behind the wheel :) You do get used to driving in the snow and we do have snow tires on the car which helps with traction. Still you do have to be careful.

      We try to enjoy every moment, although I am almost ready for spring.

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