We recently returned from visiting family in California for a week. We had a wonderful time sharing in each others company, and it was fun for Baby LF to play outdoors in a different climate.
Here in Ohio, we still try to get outdoors every day even if it’s snowy and cold, but she really enjoyed this new type of outdoor play. When temperatures were last warm here, she wasn’t quite old enough to enjoy sitting with a shovel and bucket.
She especially took to the ocean water and it had me wondering if she might be part mermaid.
Maybe some of you who are also in the thick of snow will enjoy seeing the sunlight and warmth. (Which, funny enough, we often heard was “cold” to them – in the 60s at times – ha ha!).
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The Fall Equinox occurred on Monday and we’ve been finding ways to celebrate this change in the season throughout the week.
Although Baby LF isn’t quite old enough to really engage in crafts too deeply, I don’t think it’s ever too early to begin new traditions (plus, I’d do these things even if I were just on my own!). We tried out two new activities that were inspired by a really wonderful book about celebrating the Earth’s seasons: Celebrating the Great Mother.
The first activity was baking a delicious apple spice bread. Mmm…fall in a loaf.
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