Wednesday, May 27, 2009

time to take it outside...


:: bird stuffing


:: bird sewing



:: bird posing

I can't begin to express how excited I am for this summer that is approaching ever so fast. With a week of good weather we were able to practice our summer skills by moving everything outside for the day. The swings were wiped down, the sandbox prepared with new sand, and the mini pool filled with water in anticipation of a full day of activity. As I sat on the rug enjoying some sewing time, the boys rushed over desperate to get "in on the action", and thus the bird project was born. We must have spent a good hour stuffing, gluing, and sewing, and the calmness that accompanied our time on the rug just felt so good. I am ready for this next stage where I am able to just sit back a bit more and observe...there is a relaxation that is starting to come back as the boys get that much older, and I am really enjoying it.
After "posing" the birds just right, the boys re-fueled with popsicles and were off again until it was time to baby-wipe feet layered with sand, mud, grass, and sticky popsicle juice before heading in for the night. Summer, we are ready.....

2 comments:

ella said...

you are such a good mama sharing your supplies and your time with your boys. this is lovely.

sammi said...

thanks so much ella....