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 :).