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Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Our Yellow Wagon
Harrison arrived today in good spirits. Still had a runny nose but so do all of mine so I'm getting pretty good at the surprise nose wipe. In fact today we used 1/2 a box of tissue at The Nest:) As you can see from the picture we finally put up our Christmas tree! We are trying a new spot in the living room this year, the corner, hoping that the couch will stop it from falling on anyone when Everett inevitably pulls it down. We also decided to not put up the decorations that we normally do, again Everett is the reason for this. He proved today why that decision was the right one..........he pulled off 3 of the 4 cranberry chains that I painstakingly created . Oh and smooshed them as well so he was covered in cranberry juice. I would have taken a picture for you but I was trying to save the couch from an unremovable cranberry stain;) After snack I loaded everyone into our yellow wagon and took them for a wagonride through our neighborhood. Yes, I played the part of the horse. Eeva was a great help and held Harrison for me. Someday(a long long time from now) she will make a wonderful mother, she is so gentle and understanding with Harrison. His little face lights up when he sees her get off the bus. Really special:) I never realized how heavy 4 little kids could be, we only went about a 1/2 mile up and then turned around. On our return trip we ran into some trouble.......we had a roll over! Not really a roll over, more like we tipped on our side. There was a car approaching and it was going a little too fast for my liking and not moving over far enough either so I made a B-line for the side of the road and our little yellow wagon flipped onto it's side. Thank goodness no one was hurt but there was a lot of crying. Again Eeva saved the day and held onto Harrison as tightly as she could. So I dusted them off, gave them each a kiss and we headed home! It will be awhile before this horse takes her wagon out onto the road again.
My vision for this blog is to give the parents of THE NESTa place to view what their children have created, experienced & discovered during the day. I look forward to sharing with you... A day in the nest:)
Finding joy living with and around children has led me to open The Nest, a nature-inspired family daycare. Each day I strive to be worthy of imitation and to create a naturally rich environment filled with exploration, creative play and purposeful work. I hope to provide a place of warmth, order and beauty for the children in my care. I am a mother to 3 young ones and a wife to a man who makes me smile. I have vowed to spend "my next 30 years" experiencing the wonder of childhood and exploring my 4 hidden passions: knitting, yoga, guitar & pottery.