Lovely peeks into your day Kim. I always enjoy seeing what you've been up to. And, that sword....wow. I know someone who would love that. Bella is really into Narnia at the moment, and we're all about swords and bows and arrows! Playing along this week, you can see three peeks into our day here http://goodnorthcoastlife.blogspot.com.au/2014/09/morning-noon-and-night-sunday-28.html
Thanks Chrisy. The swords were part of our Michaelmas celebration yesterday with our little homeschooling friend. The sword is used to subdue the dragon in the story, and so we are working on making our own swords. They sanded them yesterday, and on Thursday they will polish them. I will them present them with their swords, and say "You have polished your sword so strong, so bright. Use it only for the right". Of course blending in well with the verse they memorized for Michaelmas.I really do love these festivals, and the meanings behind them.Thanks so much for playing along. You had a really lovely day. I am so excited about your chicks :)xo
What a wonderful looking day, it's lovely to see them so focused on their 'work' together and that sword looks amazing - is that your other half's woodworking skills put to use again?
Thanks Sally. Yes, Justin made the swords. He makes all my dreams come true :)
Love this pictures. We had a subdued Michaelmas yesterday. A little bit of coloring & baking an apple pie. I wanted to do more but...life :-) I need to find Taproot. I keep seeing this issue pop everywhere and it looks so good!I joined in this week: http://ihappyree.blogspot.com/2014/09/morningnoonnight_30.html
Sounds like a good start on Michaelmas. We started small too, with all the festivals, and each year we add a little more. It is nice that way, and our traditions grow as Reece does.You must find Taproot, it is wonderful. I tend to sit and read one story each night with a cup of tea while Justin and Reece do bath time. It is a lovely bit of "me" time soaking up the goodness that is Taproot.Thanks for playing along.
I read your reply above Kim and love the idea about the sword. Your Monday looks really nice. We had rain all day yesterday, but today the sun is shining and I am planning for a great day, hope you are too.
Thank you Tracey. These festivals really are lovely, and teach us all so much. It was a lovely day. Hope you enjoyed your sunshine.
What diligent little workers you have there. I love your sword ceremony idea. Such beautiful and thoughtful ideas, Enjoy your evening teas mamma, you earn them :)
They are pretty awesome. When I took them swimming last week, an elderly lady in the pool swam by, and stopped and smiled at the kids. She then looked a me and told me how lucky I was. I could only smile and agree. I love my days with these two, they teach me so much.Thank you.
Cool sword! My kids would love that! Looks like a delightful day.
Thanks, it was!
looked like a beautiful day !!! Reese's sword is beautiful.
Thank you, he is pretty happy about the sword, and can't wait to polish it :)
That sword is awesome! Yay for Taproot too! I just started using the little garden book they sent out a few issues ago for my fall garden.
Thanks KC! I was really pleased when Justin brought them in. Such a wonderful issue, at least what I have read so far. I have the little garden book right here, haven't used it yet. It is too pretty :)
Lovely Kim. Enjoy xxoo
Thanks Julie. xo
Just lovely peeks into your day indeed. What a beautiful craft corner. :-)
Thanks Yanic. That is Reece's little craft space, a space we find him in often throughout the day :)
I noticed the Taproot mag too! Must all be Soulemama fans?Love the morning shot - I have so many of those; early morning, kid's focused on some masterpiece they are creating...
You bet! Thanks, I love it when they focus in on something and go with it.
all three are beautiful. The sword is a great idea for a toy. Your evening photo looks calm reflective and peaceful-a great way to end the day :)
Thank you Karen. It was the perfect way to end the day :)
wow! I would love to hear more about this sword.....
The sword is part of celebrating Michaelmas. Images of St. Michael have him defending himself against a dragon using a sword. And so it makes sense as we celebrate the festival and bring the idea of slaying our own dragons, that a sword come into it. Of course, I have yet to talk in depth with this about Reece, I only talk about St. Michael and the dragon through songs, verses and stories, and let it sit with Reece.The presentation of the swords will include a little bit about it only being used for good. Our first time with the swords, it has been something I had been hesitant to introduce, but I have done a lot of reading about it over the last few months, and have changed my mind on it. We shall see how it goes.
I have been fearing and dreading my little lady growing up, getting older, leaving toddlerhood behind. But somehow, watching your blog, the morning noon and nights and in general. I feel hope and excitement about having a growing person in our family. So thank you. For the insights into your family that have relieved anxiety in ours xxx
Oh goodness, you have just made my day. Thank you. I come to this space to share just a little bit of the goodness in our days, the things that make my heart sing, and to know you are finding comfort here about what the future holds, well, that is just wonderful. It is amazing Aimee. Yes, it is tough watching them grow, but what comes next is so wonderful. And each step forward brings much joy to our days.Thank you again for the kind words, and wishing you all the best as your little one grows. Enjoy it!xo