Saturday, December 26, 2009


Just because. =)

Snow Queen

Our Snow Queen received a fabulous sleigh and reindeer underneath the tree! It was an exciting time for Her Highness.

Have you seen Molly's blog before? It feels absolutely magical. Her beeswax acorns are first on my list for crafting when we start up our morning lessons again!

Star Boy

Speaking of which, here is a picture of my Big Kid in his Star Boy hat for St. Lucia's day! Which I know was over two weeks ago, but apparently I'm moving rather slowly as far as uploading and editing pictures these days.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Long Winter's Nap

In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.
Albert Camus


There is nothing like being all tuckered out after a nice, satisfying week of friends and family.

Wishing you a belated Merry Solstice!

Thursday, December 17, 2009


Serious Business

Just look at these wonderful lollipops I found at Whole Foods--artificial color and flavor-free! My kids were in heaven.


As you can see.

Saturday, December 12, 2009


Evolution of the play room

I feel as if our play room is growing more and more inspired by natural materials and our quieter rhythm in this season of our lives.

Evolution of the play room

Likewise, I can't get over the light in this's so white and bright in the winter! I love to discover new things about our home, making it feel truly more like ours.

Monday, December 7, 2009

My Boys (and my girl!)


The little one loves his window. And his curtains. And the ceiling fan! So very, very entertaining for the under 100 days old crowd.

So very, very four.

The big one loves birthdays! And presents! And cake! And making wishes and blowing out candles! I can't say I blame him--all of those things are on my favorites list as well.

My girl loves nature and leaves and climbing. And me! (She says I love you too, mama at the end of the video.)

I don't think I could be more blessed.

Friday, December 4, 2009


A preview of our holiday card, executed and designed by myself, and finally ordered last night!

Holiday Card

Are you in the holiday spirit yet?

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


How is it December? This season of our life just seems to be flying by, without even a word or thought to acknowledge its passing.

Three Months

My smallest boy is now three months old. I can scarcely believe it. It amazes me how much of his personality is already completely formed. I couldn't ask for a sweeter, more even-tempered third child.


My girl is almost two and she is definitely enjoying her freedom as the middle child and only other female. "Boys!" is one of her favorite exclamations, dare I say stated with quite a bit disdain. Oh, my dear. You have no idea.


Liam is very excited about the holidays. We are doing our advent activities with our morning home school work, in addition to two advent calendars. Since we celebrate St. Nick's Day, the Winter Solstice, and Christmas, we have quite a full month ahead of us! This weekend, we have a Holiday Faire to attend at the Cincinnati Waldorf School. I am so excited for him since this will be his first experience at the Waldorf school--the only school we would seriously consider if we decide homeschooling is not right for us.

This week is full of ornament making, holiday book reading, some baking and definitely a lot of singing. How about another round of "Deck the Halls" for everyone?