Today has brought us lots of wind and rain and much cooler weather. For us, it's been the perfect excuse to stay indoors and do cosy things! Drinking warm milo, building forts with chairs and sheets and pillows, dancing to music, reading, napping, learning and creating. I read a chapter of my book and even stayed in my pyjama pants all day .... just because they're so comfy. :)
Little Will is down with a cold, so lots of extra cuddles for him.
He looks pretty cheery here, but trust me he has insisted upon those cuddles most of the day. :) Lots of tissues. And a big nap. Poor little guy.
I have been blessed exploring the blog Childhood Magic this week - if you need inspiration in mothering / homeschooling ...... in the way of making things brighter / more creative / more homemade and artistic etc., then visit her blog! She is very clever and so inspiring. I know I'd never be able to do most of what is shown there, at least I feel motivated to do more in the way of creating with my kids.
So today, we made jewelery.
We took out our collection of shells from our trip to the beach a fortnight ago, and sorted through them. The kids talked about colours and textures and which ones they found themselves, and which ones Grandpa or Uncle Michael had found and given them. Some had a little hole in them, perfect for threading onto thin leather banding.