Sunday, November 23, 2014

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Three Cups Of Tea

Three cups of tea this evening. One each for Grace and I who are feeling crummy (still for me and newly for Grace), and one for Emma "just because". Here's to hoping that we all feel better in time for Thanksgiving! xo

Friday, November 21, 2014

{This Moment} R Is For Rabbit

{This Moment} - A Soule Mama Friday ritual. A single  photo - no words- capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. If you are inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments section for all to find and see. We wish you a lovely weekend! xo

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Harvesting Milkweed

These two sweet souls are bound and determined to save the Monarchs butterflies. There has been much discussion about how to help all types of pollinators (bees, butterflies, hummingbirds etc), so when they spotted a huge bunch of Milkweed right across from our house a plan was hatched to harvest some. Jackets, hats and boots were donned this morning and out they went with bags in hand. It didn't take long before their bags were brimming with Milkweed. The wind carried just about as much off, too. Hopefully those seeds that took flight will find new homes nearby to call their own and even more Milkweed will grow and be available to the Monarchs in the coming years. For now, the girls have tucked their seeds safely away with big plans being discussed for the spring planting season. xo

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

A Visit With My Dad

We were blessed with a last minute visit with my Dad today. He has a job up in New Hampshire tomorrow and decided that rather than do all the travel in one day he'd come up early and spend some time with us. Grace and Emma's yoga class this afternoon meant that my Daddy and I would have the chance to visit- just the two of us. What a treat! We dropped the girls off and headed to Starbucks where a mint hot chocolate and a coffee were purchased (along with two treats), a spot was found and this gorgeous picture of my Dad was taken. We don't remember the last time it was just the two of us, but we surely enjoyed every moment of it! Thanks Daddy for coming up to visit and for a lovely afternoon at Starbucks. It is a day I shall cherish forever and always. xo

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Inspired By Hansel And Gretel

Yesterday I told the girls the story of Hansel and Gretel. Since I knew this story was coming up I had planned for us to make a gingerbread house in homage to the witch's house in the story. I had briefly toyed with making our own gingerbread but since I wasn't feeling fabulous I decided it would be better to go with a pre-made kit (thank you Target!) and boy am I glad that I did! With how crummy I've been feeling there's no way I would have had the energy or the stamina to prepare gingerbread dough (even though the recipe we use is fabulously yummy) and collect all the necessary ingredients for our house making adventure today. We assembled the kit, and as you can see it all came together beautifully! The girls couldn't get over the fact that we were making a gingerbread house (before Christmas nonetheless) and how beautiful it turned out. Such a sweet cottage and the perfect Hansel and Gretel activity! xo

Monday, November 17, 2014

::Right Now::

Right now I am::
::still feeling as crummy as I was when I woke up this morning. 

:so happy to have been able to have a low key yet fun morning with my girls. Fairy Queen is the perfect way to spend a rainy morning if you ask me!

::feeling blessed by the three souls that I share this space with. The girls have taken such good care of me today and their sweet papa even brought us soothing chicken noodle soup from Panera for lunch this afternoon.

::so grateful for the job that Dave has which allows him to be closer to home and more a part of our days (even if it is just a quick stop in to drop off soup). 

::realizing that it's been awhile since I last did one of these posts.

::wishing that it was snow outside instead of the copious amount of rain that we've had all day long.

::contemplating what knitting project to work on next.

::finding it hard to believe that Thanksgiving is fast approaching (and that there are only a handful of weeks left of 2014). 

::wondering what the rest of the week holds.

::thinking it's time for a cup of tea and a movie while the girls are at dance class. xo