With a house full of sick kids, we needed something fun to usher in Spring... and entertain the sicklings. We recently did away with tv in the house {for awhile}, and have been reading oh so much more to pass the time. Reading & reading & reading. Little {L} picked up Lin Yi's Lantern from the book pile, and I knew just what we could do. A quick & easy project that didn't require too much effort from my sneezing, coughing, runny nosed, brood.

A few sheets of paper and glue = our own, pretty lanterns to decorate the house. I love how different each  turned out. The artwork held each child's personality, very clearly. The only complaint I heard was afterward when the kids asked how we would light them. .....light them, you say?... why we are not going to light them.  Lots of grumbles & dissent with that choice, but in the end the found pleasure in them {even without the flames}. Miss M had elaborate plans to make an entire series of them, hung on  strings filling the house....until the no fire clause was added.

Welcome Spring

Welcome Spring- ohhh how I've missed you. Couldn't be happier here with the fresh, spring air blowing in the windows. You've arrived earlier this year than normal-thank you! I sure needed that.

With the winter wrapped up here, I feel a new sense of freedom from the past few months. Letting go of all the annoyances and looking ahead to all the good things to come. I'm feeling thankful, energized, and ready to work- creatively, in the garden, on the house, on our family. Ready to go! The sun is shining and so am I.