the days are cold. the nights are even colder. the snow continues to fall adding inches on top of inches. and us, well we, are just trying to survive these long winter days indoors. this month has been hard. it has left us hibernating like the wild and leaving us a bit stir crazy, to say the least. we find ourselves snuggled in under warm quilts reading book after book, doing craft after craft, watching movie after movie, and playing my little ponies until our hearts are content. and let me tell you, our hearts are definitely content. not saying we don’t enjoy doing any of these things, but we honestly wouldn’t mind changing things up a bit. our energy is brewing inside, anxiously awaiting warmer days that i have found myself day dreaming much of spring. which i almost hate to do this early because it feels like it takes forever for it to get here. and since minnesota is known to having winters drag on for months and months, i feel all i will do is just set myself up for disappointment and frustration if i go ahead and dream too early. but oh dear is it ever so hard not to do.
this winter we have taken enough baths to last us a summer. and you know how much kiddos bathe in the summer time, at least mine seem to do anyway. but for us over here, midday baths have become quite ordinary these days and i have to say i find it to be one of the most peaceful parts of my day. hearing the water running and splashing of little hands and feet sends instant vibes throughout my body relaxing.every.single.inch. i must say it is the very best.
and the girls seem to like it too. kendi loves the water almost as much as she loves nursing. and kaia could play in the bubbles telling make believe stories for hours, until her entire body wrinkled up like a prune. there is something about this time of day that is very special. and no matter how much i would like to sprinkle magic fairy dust outside to change winter into spring, for now, these moments make my heart content. and ever so happy.