Tuesday, May 13, 2008

good morning

We woke up this morning to a dark, dreary, wet day. Addie and I played in bed for a long while and now we've just finished our long breakfast at 12:20. I'm not sure what to do next today. Because Adelaide has discovered playgrounds and she's wild for them. She'll stand at the window moaning and pointing in the general direction of a playground (there are four playgrounds within a few steps from our door, its kid heaven around here). Yesterday afternoon, mild and sunny, we spent over 2 hours at the playgrounds and I finally had to drag her home. Today is much too cold and wet for playgrounds, but I have a feeling she won't care. And I have a feeling that it is going to be a long, afternoon.

These frames above our bed are filled with some pages from our old "Windy & Friends" calendar. Windy & Friends are a series of wonderful children's books made by some very lovely vancouver-type friends of ours. Addie adores these books, as do I, so over the weekend I finally got off my butt and framed a couple of them out of our old calendar. They are the perfect size in these ikea shadowbox frames and there is even some space for some of Adelaide's found treasures along the bottom ledge. 

Every morning since she wakes with a jump and points up and them and yowls away at them very joyously. They are a happy addition to our good-mornings and good-nights, too!


Anonymous said...

She is seriously the cutest little girl around!!

Mountain Mom Alison said...

Hey, glad you're back. Your gal is so cute!

tifanie said...

that is beautiful how you've framed those and i love the collected treasures, there, at the bottom.
i think the playgrounds are what eventually led me to so much knitting, which i love. and i think the dreary days are what drove me to learn to make bread. bread making is good on dreary days. i hope your day went splendidly, in the end.

Casey said...

what a beautiful picture. love the coloring.

j.chong said...

addie is the most adorable baby ever!

oh how i miss being a kid

Kelly said...

I LOVE those Windy & Friends books too - I first found Windy at a shop in Victoria years ago and I was more than excited - I still love reading it every time - probably more than my daughter does!

Sarah said...

oh my!!!! This picture is enough for any mothers heart to skip a beat!
Vintage Lily

Anonymous said...

Absolutely love your blog!! Do you know where I can get a copy of the Windy & Friends calendar? I love the books as well.