Weeping Cherries

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Cabin Fever February 23, 2008

Filed under: Seasons — Jen @ 3:04 pm
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The snow is melting, the sun is shining and I want to break out of this house. It is days like these when I feel like I would trade my left arm for a car to get out and do something! I am going stir crazy! Right now, Aralyn is jumping on her bed screaming “Poo Poo” and I am tempted to join her. “Poo Poo” on this snow! , “Poo Poo” to this boredom!, and “Poo Poo” to February!

Today Aralyn and I had “Spa Day”. She had a strawberry bubble bath and lotion followed by her very first big girl manicure with pale pink polish. She loves lotion, especially on her belly! I read an article in Mothering Magazine about Spa Day and loved the idea. It is a great tradition to start weekly with your daughter to bond but also to build into her a healthy self image. We do nice things for our body to take care of what God has given us. I also want to emphasize to Aralyn how beautiful she is just the way she is and that things like make up and nail polish are just for fun and can be nice for special times but her real beauty is in her sweet spirit and loving heart.

So, today I give you one restful and therapeutic bubble bath! Enjoy!

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Snow Day! February 22, 2008

Filed under: Seasons — Jen @ 10:22 am
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I feel like I need to bump my previous post about how Spring is almost here to remind myself. It really is just around the corner! Today; however, it is white for as far as you can see. Schools are closed which means the tea room that I work at on Fridays is closed as well and I feel like a kid with a snow day!

This morning Aralyn and I spent some time at our window seat watching the birds puffing themselves up to keep warm. The cardinals are so beautiful against the background of snowy white. Our yard is the place to be if you are a bird in our neighborhood because we have one of the only evergreen trees to keep warm in.

With the weather the way it is to day, I am dreaming of a fireplace. Maybe I need to get one of those videos that you pop in your DVD player and it turns your tv into a fireplace!

If I could give you one thing today, it would be a big, steaming bowl of tomato soup. So, enjoy! Happy snow day!