It is time for Christmas break. I have had a great week, listening to all of our little students singing Christmas songs, families squeezed into pint sized chairs with phones capturing the performances.
At home, our tiny person has had fun with a small nativity, adding a few of his other toys to the scene and hiding baby Jesus. I have been teaching him some of the songs our preschoolers have been singing but it’s hard to compete with his current favorite – Yellow Submarine.
I am looking forward to some time to putter and play, do some reading, knitting, sewing. We do not have any plans other than Christmas Eve at church so plenty of time for unwinding.
Three things I don’t want to forget:
Our tiny person has discovered puzzles and the determination on his face is something I don’t want to forget.
That same tiny person is a verbal processor and I love listening to him work things out one word at a time. I don’t want to forget these conversations.
Those sweet fingers, that giggle, the way he says gramma – I don’t want to forget these precious days.
I had time over the long weekend to play with photos, paper, and pen and this tiny, tiny moment rose to the surface.
On Wednesdays I get to spend the evening with our tiny person. I love this little menu that his momma puts in his dinner bag. Such love. Being a working momma is not always easy but she is doing a wonderful job. I am so grateful to be a part of her village.
I have had a tug of war with Easter. There have been some rocky times that have fallen during this special week. So this year, it was such a treasure to watch our tiny person join the big kids for the Palm Sunday procession of the palms. He was a bit puzzled when everyone stopped, but he waved his palms with joy. I think this is the Easter that will give me a new set of memories.
Thinking about my Birkin sweater that has been ignored all week and planning to pull it out for Friday night tv viewing.
Grateful for the weekend coming up without much on the calendar.
Inspired by the beautiful post Edinburgh Yarn Festival pictures still popping up on my Instagram feed and all the lovely yarn and meet ups that happened.
Fun for tomorrow – I got a free Pilates class at a new studio so I will head over there and try it out.
And because it was a weird week, I will close with an extra gratitude for all the time I get to spend with our tiny person. He is loving being outside and loading up his dump truck with rocks.
I love his curiosity. He dropped down in from of this little fenced area and looked at the sleeping herb garden for a long time. Such a great reminder to pay attention. Winter is fading away and I am excited for spring in a new way. I am imaging more herbs, the lavender bushes coming back, cucumbers, maybe even some blueberry bushes. What are you excited about?
This boy loves books. For his first Christmas, I gave him some books that we would keep at gramma’s house. I was looking forward to many hours of reading with this tiny person in my lap. But I have also come to love watching him turn the pages, looking for his favorite pictures, and pointing, just love the pointing.