My weekend was a full one. It was a go-go-go kind of weekend, that included one amazing and much needed date with the hubby (we got a babysitter-yay!), three family photo sessions, visits with friends, a birthday celebration for a friend and beautiful warm unseasonable weather.
It's starting to feel more and more like the Christmas season here. Christmas lights are going up throughout the nighbourhood (ours will be soon), craft shows are taking place every weekend, and the stores are displaying their Christmas merchandise-trying to temp us all.
But for now I am holding back a bit. I am excited for Christmas, yes, but this year I am trying to make a conscious effort to scale back on the excess and try to enjoy more of the magic of the season.
This year the fake trees will stay in their boxes and we will look for a small real fresh tree that will envelope us in it's delicious scent. Many of my decorations will stay put away in exchange for a select few of our absolute favourite ones. And with less stores to buy from, I won't be focussing so much on the quantity of gifts that I give my family, as it will be more about the quality.
More and more, the above examples are becoming my feelings about how we live our life. More simply. I read a great interview that describes Waldorf education in a nutshell. It was linked to via Bluebird Baby and I thought I would share with you all. Waldorf education makes so much sense to me- provide children with quality toys made of natural elements, provide plaenty of opportunities to be outside discovering nature and to include hand crafts as an educational tool (just a few of the concepts). Doesn't that kindergarden classroom look like the most inviting place ever to be? Oh I wish I could send Noah to a school like that when he is older.
Hope you had a great weekend dear friends! Here are a few out takes from one of the sessions I had with my friends Leanne, Jeff, Sunny and Evey. Love that family so so much.