Monday, January 19, 2009
What We Do ... 1
Hello! I hope you're enjoying a nice long weekend. Thank you for the sweet comments on What I Do! I hope you like What We Do just as much. Here we go.
We love ... Curling up with books about Winter and snow ... Super thick and nutritious Fage Greek yogurt with honey and berries for breakfast ... Lighting candles as soon as the sun sets. Sabrina and CC take turns blowing out the match ... Adding to and changing the new nature display ... Drinking hot cocoa out of mugs painted by Grandma.
We read ... In the Town all Year Round. A cross between Richard Scarry's word books and Where's Waldo, this German tome is charming and full of details of life in a contemporary European town. Sabrina loves the book and brings it out often saying "Let's talk about this page, Mommy."... Books with faces and babies are CC's favorites and we read 10 Little Babies by Gyo Fujikawa at least a few times a day ... I think together with Goodnight Moon, this new find is the most perfect bedtime book ever. We have fallen in love with It's Time to Sleep My Love for evening reading. Sabrina said it was "sad," though I think she meant it was moving or poignant, so we talked about the difference. CC snuggles closer as soon as she sees this book come out. The pictures by Nancy Tillman are magical and surreal as dreams, and the poetry by Eric Metaxas is truly a lullaby. It ends so: And as you dream inside your sleep, / the fishes crooning in the deep, and / all the songbirds up above / will sleep and dream of you, my love, /of you, the one I love.
We watch ... 20-minute episodes of vintage Aquaman. Sabrina likes Tusky, the trusty walrus mascot and pretends she is him and Patrick is Aquaman.
We listen ... To the classical music radio station a lot lately. I find it calms us all and creates a nice backdrop to reading, cooking, creating, just about anything. But bluegrass music is what we've been dancing to.
We play ... The Orchard, a collaborative game in which everyone wins or loses together. I love the non-competition which feels so right for what is after all a game and family time. Sabrina loves, as I knew she would, the tiny baskets and wooden fruit to collect in them.
We create ... With lovely hand-dyed wool felt. So much softer and more beautifully colored than the brighter stuff found at craft stores ... After much practice and many training sessions Sabrina has learned to whistle and does so all day while doing other things. It's sweet music to all our ears.