Thursday, March 20, 2008

Happy Spring Equinox!!!

NOT ONLY IS IT THE FIRST DAY OF SPRING, IT IS ALSO PERSIAN NEW YEARS SO HAPPY NAW RUZ TO ALL MY PERSIAN AND BAHA'I FRIENDS!



We were blessed with freezing rain and a freezing rain day so everyone is home - including our Arch Angel who arrived for a week!!!



Angel, Nature Girl and Wild Thing went for a walk in the orchard with the dog and brought back lots of mud and lovely branches for "Making Stuff". They startled a partridge, saw a pair of rock doves at the feeder, and watched a crow take raffia from the yard for nest building. Blue Jays chickadees and sparrows were in abundance once the rain stopped



We started our Spring Nature Table today, a mud coloured silk cloth, a chunk of wood, a branch from the apple orchard, and a nest ornament to start. Nature Girl got busy with the watercolour pencils (we need a bigger set of these I think) and made three little drawings to hang by it, a spring flower, a red cardinal, and a budding branch.

For dinner we had Hot and Sour Soup to ward off the illness that has gripped the males in the house and coconut curry (cause it is yummy) and then we played charades (an increasing common after dinner activity) Angel went out and jammed with the boy next door and Papa Pan put together the bunk beds in Wild Thing and Sprout's room. Nature Girl has commandeered the top bunk. We're getting ready for the summer and a potentially very full house with all seven of us AND my mom AND possibly the Angel's bio mom too. I love it!

When Angel got home we went and priced yurts to expand the house a bit!

So it was a great first day of spring...full of possibilities!

1 comment:

monkey said...

i gotta tell you...i so appreciate all the references to 'bio' parents and such. there's an ambiguity to the specifics of the origins of some of your relationships and it's really beautiful. i grew up with an extended family full of ex-relationships and share my life with a man who has a son from a previous relationship so i live with it myself and know that it doesn't have to be a negative or full of drama. well, at least no more than necessary :-)
i just wanted to say thank you for being a perfect example of the intrinsic complications of life and the inherent beauty in those very complications.