I haven’t had much time to update lately. Spring is upon us in Houston and we have been living outdoors as much as possible before the summer hits! I really think our Spring only lasts a matter of weeks – temps will be in the 90s any day now!
We had a lovely time at our [...]
Well, Little Ollie’s in this instance…
This photo series included for my mom. He’s eating one of her firefighter cookies and sitting at the child sized picnic table that she and my step-dad gifted the boys. I told him to take a bite. Can you see the boy energy in that [...]
We celebrated our Valentine’s day over the weekend so that my husband could enjoy the day with us. Sunday morning was spent out looking at bikes for a certain soon to be four year old. After nap, the boys received their gifts from us.
Ollie very excited about something that was a [...]
This is such a fun, busy time of year for us! I love all these ‘smaller’ festivals that are celebrated in simpler ways with much lighter expectations. The boys have been hard at work creating valentines for their friends. I have been busy creating valentines for my little loves. It seems we have a theme [...]
First, I want to share this sweet story of the history of Groundhog’s day with you. I would love to incorporate this story into our activities more next year.
The True Story of Groundhog Day
We started off our morning with rolling blackouts. It was only a minor inconvenience because we utilize natural gas for much of [...]
Happy St.Brigid’s day or Imbolc, whichever you choose.
We are truthful and helpful
And loving in trust
For our heart’s inner sun
Glows brightly in us.
We will open our hearts
To the sunbeams so bright
And we’ll fill all the world
With our heart’s [...]
In our home, we are preparing for Candlemas. The name Candlemas comes from the tradition of churches blessing their candles for the coming year. There are more religious aspects to this festival, but I like to focus on the seasonal ones. On February 2nd (yes, also Groundhog’s Day) we will be at the midway point [...]
In our home, on this birthday morning, the birthday child gets dressed and heads right over to the dining room. The birthday ring, birthday crown, and a birthday gift awaits him there. The birthday boy gets to don his crown as we sing to him. After blowing out the candles, he gets his gift and [...]
You will always be my baby Ollie. You love to dance by shaking your little behind from side to side as far and as fast as your hips will take you. Your smile is ever present and contagious. You have your daddy wrapped around your little finger. The sound of your laughter brightens everyone [...]