Sunday, September 11, 2011

Our Weekly Rhythm

The weather is starting to turn. Change is in the air. Everything seems like it is getting ready for something .

With all the feeling of change, we were ready for change too. Summer months, days and nights pulled us here and there. This way and that way. We all started yearning for rhythm, more normal, more expected.

And so, our Monday started with some rhythm. And it. felt. good.

We started the morning with a story about an anxious leaf. A little leaf that was scared at first to let go of its branch, but in its own time became ready and eager to burst into color and let go!

Then we headed out in the cool morning for a nature walk. How exciting to collect found things from the ground, sweet little natural treasures.

In the eyes of a three year old and one year old, everything is special, everything is important and beautiful.

Even though we live in the heart of the city, there are many natural places to escape. Large looming oak trees abound our neighborhood and there are plenty of city parks nearby. Some are filled with play equipment, some are just big open spaces.

Later, we played in our own little world in our backyard. Brothers?! Would you look at those expressions? Intense play!

Morning blessing over oatmeal. P & R both love the candle and P especially likes the "song".

Little brother must do as big brother does.

That's how you eat an apple....when you are 13 months old! The apple didn't have a chance.

Later in the week we baked whole wheat bread.

Soon I'll have two little bakers!

Pounding and kneading the dough is a lot of fun for a little boy!

After the dough was made, we went on another walk. Many more acorns had fallen since we were there last and P wanted to collect them for the squirrels.

He made a nice little pile for the squirrels to find. R caught on quickly and wanted to help too.


  1. I've been just thinking of you the other day. Great to see you enjoy yourselves..:)

  2. So sweet. I love seeing pictures of your beautiful boys. And I know what you mean about getting back into a rhythm. There's a sense of comfort that comes with knowing what's ahead.