Little black cat did not get to have her Birthday party. Once again, for the third year in a row Elle’s birthday was cancelled. As usual I went to considerable effort to prepare a party for her – this time trying to combine themes for Halloween, Black Cat Party and Lantern Walk to lessen the […]
You know something has become a tradition when I start titling it by the year, for example…Maypole 2012. It makes me so happy to know we have settled in America for long enough to have a larger pattern and rhythm forming in our life…we now have annual traditions….and lucky for us, Maypole is one of […]
This time last week we were celebrating Spring with an Easter party. I invited the families in our street with small children and some of our friends. We could not have asked for a nicer day, the sun shone brightly, and our Easter party was lovely in so many ways. I decorated the dogwood tree […]
The tree is up! Feeling a great sense of accomplishment for having flown across the world on my own with two children after a month of non stop adventures…only to come home and hit the ground running. Seven large (did I say LARGE?) suitcase unpacked and put away. Loads (did I say LOADS?) of laundry […]
To send us off on our holiday in iconic New york style, Cam organised for us to go to the Christmas Spectacular. I was so excited when he phoned me and said “Do you want to go the the Christmas Spectacular before you leave?”. I had thought we would miss out on going before we […]
Hallowe’en…the eve when the veil between the spirit world and life as we know it is at its thinnest. The night when you are most likely to see the walking dead, the ghoulish and the wicked…or in our case some really cute kids dressed up in adorable costumes! With thanks to my Mother for helping […]
We have had a weekend unlike any other, and there is much to tell, and so I will start at the beginning of the weekend, which for us is Friday night. Friday night we visited the Presby Memorial Iris Gardens for the Garden Aglow. The Gardens are a two minute walk from our new house, […]
Happy 3rd Birthday to our beautiful Girl, we love you so much, you are our sunshine.
Happy Independence Day to those of you in the USA! We were patriotic Americans this 4th of July with a relaxed picnic in the yard. A yummy lunch of watermelon, hotdogs (veggie dogs!), potato salad and greens. A laid back weekend at our place with lots of water play and lounging around.
Last Saturday we finished Ballet and Tap for the season – We looked forward to Maya’s recital – even though we knew as it was likely our last day with Terrace Dance. We stayed throughout the 3 1/2 hour production, which included dances from all age groups and categories. Each dance displayed great choreography, skill […]
Here is a short (very short) and sweet (very sweet) snippet of Maya’s 5th Birthday Party that we had today – My oh my was it a special one! Thank you for Julie for recording our Girl blowing out her five candles!
We have an action packed few days ahead. All of which are centered around our Maya girl. Thursday is her Playgroup Birthday celebration, Friday is her actual Birthday, Saturday is her Ballet recital and Sunday is Maya’s Fancy Rose Party – An exciting time for an almost 5 year old Girl. With all that is […]
This year I did not make Maya’s invitations – an almost guilty declaration – but you will see why! A few ideas crossed my mind about what I would make, and then time seemed to slip away with the other handmade items on the agenda (the wrist gloves, and another project I plan to complete […]
On Sunday we celebrated Spring with Maya’s Waldorf Playgroup Maypole event. Maypole comes but once a year, and all year long I look forward to it. The experience of Maypole has an out of regular life quality – through the simply act of friends coming together, putting flower garlands upon our heads and dancing, […]
Our valentines party was a lot of fun. The sun poured in the kitchen windows, bathing the dinning table in light. Mothers sat around sipping tea and talking about real estate and education, and then later in the day we shared our birth stories (0ne of my favorite things to do!). In between a song […]
You can see how happy I am to decorate the Christmas tree…just beaming! I had two adorable little helpers which is always delightful and eventful! Elle went from one ‘helpful’ thing to the next. First hanging the lights, into a tangled clump. Then she put all the ornaments on the tree in one spot. Her […]
Today was Christmas tree day..YIPEE! This is one of my favorite days of the year. I am a little Christmas crazy and look forward to tree day with much enthusiasm. If you were in our house this morning you would have heard me saying, “Elle, we get our Christmas tree today!”…and then a little while […]
The Advent spiral inward turns in each apple a candle burns, Each little Child will share his light Till all the world is warm and bright. On Thursday evening we had the Winter Spiral event at Maya’s playgroup. Of all the events at Playgroup this is the sweetest, most understated event. Very gentle and serene and so […]
Last year Grandma and Grandpop gave us some pieces to the Holtziger Nativity Scene for Christmas. I bought a few more pieces to add to it. While John and Lynne were here I rummaged through the Christmas decoration boxes to locate the Nativity set to show them. They had not seen it in person and […]