Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Hello Autumn!

This week we have said goodbye to summer, and hello to autumn. How I love welcoming in this cooler season! There is a crispness in the air in the early mornings and the evenings. The days are still warm, but I know jumpers will be pulled out soon enough.

Yesterday afternoon the children packed up little bags and headed out into the cool garden for some creative play.

The sky over our heads at about 5 o'clock. The seasonal change is something you can literally feel all around you, isn't it?! Amazing.

Molly is always close by the children - she is like a puppy the way she follows them around!

My chatterbox William. He literally never stops talking to me about what's on his mind.

Elijah is back at school now, though still not quite 100%. Soon after I took this photo he came inside and asked me for a warm bath. I put lavender oil in it, and lit a candle for him. I also played one of his favourite sleepy cd's. :) He stayed in the warm water for a long time, and after pyjamas were on and dinner eaten, he was off to bed. He is feeling much better today.

Saraya and William stayed out until dusk. They put on some warmer clothes and told me they were off on "an adventure" - all the way up to the letter box. ;)

These two children are great mates. I was given a much-needed night off rehearsing last night, so things were much slower paced here. It was bliss just to watch the children play and appreciate the simple things.

Today is cleaning day and William and I have just changed all the beds and put on the feather doonas with fresh covers. It is a nice feeling to be cosy-ing up the house. Autumn will bring more soups and stews, lap blankets at night, earlier dinners and (hopefully, God willing) more sleep-ins from the little people in the house.

Hello Autumn!


Renata said...

Isn't it lovely to welcome in autumn - this year it certainly has come right on time. I had to change to the winter quilts early this year! Glad to hear Elijah is recovering & hope things continue to go well for you with all your rehearsals & performances!
Have a happy day

Nicola (Which Name?) said...

What a sweet and positive post, Saminda. You sound a bit more relaxed. Look at how sweet your little ones are! I am glad your E is feeling better. Is that your property? Gorgeous! We have no stroll to the letter box. It is a hole with a flap, right into our house! And autumn...summer, even, for that matter. I love the peek on the flip side of the world!

Queen of the Natives said...

Great post Min :) Elijah is looking so grown up and the photo of Saraya and Will off 'for an explore' is precious! I hope your Autumn is full of beautiful memories.


Laura said...

I love your description of autumn, which is one of my favourite times of the year....
However, this little Alaskan is slightly confused, what's a feather doona?


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