Friday, January 15, 2010

Indoors: nestling & snuggling

It seems to me that we enjoy all the indoor activities so much more, when there's so much more winter outside than usual. Wet boots and mittens all over the house. A blaze in the stove and - ahem - a considerable amount of cookies, cakes and sweets devoured while reading and knitting. Oh, well, at least the dried apples are very healthy!

We've tried eating snow as well - with maple syrup - like they do in The little House on the Prairie. Despite the somewhat quizzical expression on A's face, they licked the bowls!

I haven't quite gotten around to clean out all the cupboards and every nook and cranny in the house. But I do give it a thorough thought now and then, while knitting or scanning the seed catalogues and making grand plans for the garden to come!

But once in a while I do get around to dust of a corner and refresh the seasonal decoration.

S made this little snow cone doll in her kindergarten ... oh, it must be 5 or 6 years ago ... it has such an adorable expression. There's something truly special to dolls made by small children. She got a little help, of course, but it still has got that something, that uniquely childish - vulnerable - quality.

Little S has entered a new phase in the art of playing. He's deeply concentrated, and senses absolutely nothing of whatever's going on around him. Whispering frantically or singing loudly he's entirely absorbed in his own private world. I love to watch him so engaged in meaningful play.

This is my chair. I'm planning on spending more time in it in the nearest future - knitting!

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Happy weekend, everyone!

1 comment:

  1. Sikke flotte billeder. Og hold op, hvor A kommer til at ligne dig - selv om jeg godt kan se, hun laver ansigt på det billede. Den lille koglekone er skøn!


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