12.29.2008

Winter Break

The girls have found the rhythm of their "winter break," enjoying slow mornings, play-filled days and long winter nights. A calm happiness seems to have settled over them. It's hard to say if it's the unstructured days, a break from the energies of other children, the security of being close to home, or simply the magic of the season that has made my children so enjoyable. But their peace and joy are infectious!

Winter break in Florida offers a different kind of wonderland. Our days have been merry & bright with sunshine; and today, even white... Daddy Bird has been longing to see a sunset, so we ventured over to the beach this evening. In the snow-white, powder-fine, 99% quartz crystal sand, the girls enjoyed some traditional winter fun, including making "snow"balls...
...and "snow" angels. Plus, Sage tried out walking in the sand......and Selby pocketed some seashells for her ongoing nature collection. Then, surrounded by "snow birds," we watched the brilliant, golden sun kiss the Gulf. Days like this one make mothering mindfully easy. Or does mindful mothering make days like these? Something to think upon.

2 comments:

kangaroo said...

what a great idea! big B has been longing to see snow. this will be a great alternative, right in our own backyard. we'll make a sandman! thanks mama...

Anonymous said...

What proof we don't really need snow to have snowballs! Go Sage!! Nana