As we welcomed in the glorious month of March, the snow around the city is still piled up high on the ground. The temperatures are slowly beginning to rise and the shining sun has been more than enough to have everyone excited for the days ahead.
We put birds and colorful eggs on our Easter tree, and have started dwarf sunflowers and zinnias in pots that the each of the girls are caring for themselves. Our woodland sprites from the lovely Steph have been given so much love over the years, but seemingly even more so now as the girls have developed in their curious, imaginative play. A touch of quartz, palo santo, and a single tulip ties the entire scene together.
Having two beautiful daughters made of fire and a very small apartment with tumultuous winter weather has been incredibly challenging for me this season. I've never claimed to have parenting 'figured out', yet for a while there, things were easy. And wonderful. We are re-working our daily rhythm and getting really creative with staying occupied and keeping our minds and bodies busy. Watercolor painting has been one of our favorite afternoon activities to help us set the pause button on our day. While I usually have much to catch up on (or to tidy) at this point in the day, I always end up painting right along side them; butterflies, rainbows, sun rays and blue skies all damply swirling together... a beautiful time out for us all.