Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Receive and go

Well, settling so far into fall hasn't been as hard as I had anticipated. So much so, that I keep asking myself if I'm missing something? ;) I still have a lot to learn, but my Source and Comfort will keep me moving in the right direction.

The little ones bedtime hour became an actual hour starting a couple years ago when Jeremy was working the evening shift. They were a bouncy handful, and that last hour of the day became a good time to sing, do nursery rhymes, and read stories. Last night I realized (as Jeremy is not here most bedtime hours) that this has changed into a very meaningful time for us. I have been making up stories about a little girl who can talk to animals and she, over the course of many bedtimes, has learned about opposums, squirrels, chipmunks, porcupines, hawks, eagles, skunks, and bears for example. I hope to spend some time with them today on enature or more, to talk and draw some pictures. We have a beautiful National Geographic book for children I picked up from Salvation Army this past summer, and they are eating up the beautiful pictures. Abby asked if she could be in one :) of a beautiful landscape with the colorful trees. Maybe I can do that for her :).


  1. Nature sudy...the backbone of the educational input into your children since the day your first was born! Your love of nature has inspired me over the years more times than I can count. The only reason I notice birds today is because of your careful and sympathetic accounts of birds stealing nests and such....
    You're a great mom. And your great kids are the proof in the pudding. xo

  2. I need to get some tips from you for bedtime!!

  3. oh it sounds great, wish I was a little bug on the wall to listen and watch, but if I was I would probably be squished! and my presence in the real world would be such a distraction it wouldn't be real. You have such a good imagination- it is so good to see it work in the life on the hill! Love you Mom

  4. Thanks Maureen :) and Andrea anytime, but really, they still take time to settle and lately I have shamelessly resorted to bribes... *blush* But I really hate negative bedtimes.

    Mom?! You'd never be squished! The kids have a great imagination, and we'd just paint you right into the story!