19 February, 2008

february ten...

inspired by amanda's post on saturday, here are ten little joys that are making me smile this february week...



1.  witnessing the amazing love and joy between my sweet daughter and her devoted papa (papi).

2.  listening to my daughter's voice go high and then low as she 'reads' to her babies or to her papi and me.


3.  beholding the beauty of the handmade toys we choose to surround our daughter with.

4.  the sweet smell of my little one's breath as she wakes up each morning in our family bed.



5.  running across an old picture of our sweet baby girl napping when she was 19 months old.

6.  knitting every day.



7.  the calm, warmth and serenity i feel in our home.

8.  holding, snuggling and nursing my 3 year old toddler many times throughout our day.



9.  the way my sweet husband plays endlessly and tirelessly with our girl.

10.  the happiness and thankfulness i feel each and every day for this beautiful life that i am living!

yours in february joy,

shelley

18 comments:

Poppy & Mei said...

Beautiful.
This post made my heart swell...Xxx

denise said...

Beautiful!

Maria said...

I am a waldorf mama, too. A waldorf mama in Berlin. My daughter is at the age of yours and also visits a waldorf kindergarten. I very much appreciate the anthroposophic way of living especially the aspect of education. I am working as a doll maker and enjoy all kinds of creative crafts. Your weblog is truely a calm place full of joy, inspiration and healing. Greetings from Germany, Maria

TheSingingBird said...

I agree with Maria's comment that your blog is a joyful healing space and it's why I feel so good every time I visit. Thanks so much. Big hugs!

boo said...

beautiful, shelley. love papi's crown;o)

julie said...

aw, what a wonderful life!!!

Julie
(juliepersons from etsy)

schoenefarben said...

Very nice post.

Lizz said...

Very thoughful.

It is all wonder and so very full of love.

Ayla said...

so inspiring! I love it! papa's and babes - what a great first pic!

katie said...

i've just discovered your blog, and it is delicious! i will return often.

ps -- i love the pilot caps!

www.katie-and-mark.blogspot.com

holistic_earthmama said...

I am also a waldorf mama in california. I love the toys you showed in this post - can I ask where you purchased the farm and castle tower?
Best wishes,
Angela

Cadi said...

Shelley ~

Being new to this blog thing, I never know where to post answers to questions... as a comment follow-up or on the blog of the person who is asking the question. Anyhoo... :-)

I was just reading your comment in regards to the frames, and I thought about the beautiful, beautiful section of very special, unique treasures that the Rudolf Steiner College Bookstore offers. They are not online, though, but I have seen very beautiful frames along the lines of the one I have in a variety of sizes in their shop. I have a tendency to make daily trips to the shop just to enjoy the beauty of it whenever I'm out there for training. :-) A link with contact info is here: http://www.steinercollege.org/newbookstore/bookstore.html

Hope that helps.

Thank you also for your comment on my singledom rant! :-) And, no worries about the lil' hat. I'm even still single! lol

Blessings,
Cadi

Dawn said...

Your home looks like a beautiful place full of joy. What a great post.

Lumpkin said...

what a happy little family, it makes me smile ear to ear

Stacy Garner said...

I think it is wonderful that you are still nursing your daughter. Keep up the good work mama!

Anne said...

Beautiful :)

kristin said...

oh, this was wonderful...perfect to read as my little ones scamper about making forts and are close to falling apart...off i go to them.

anthromama said...

Hi Shelley, just saying thank you for visiting my blog. And what a lovely post this is! That Papi is clearly a treasure!