Sunday, February 21, 2010

serene sundays...

Sundays are a time for sleeping in, having late, long and wholesome breakfasts, sipping tea, reading the paper, planning the meals for the week, trips to the market, mending, cleaning, reorganizing, recharging, spending time with family and friends, reading books, playing in parks, taking naps in the sun, baking bread or any of the above in combination.

In light of this, I will categorize my Sunday entries as “serene sundays” and put up photos that describe my mood, thoughts, ideas, inspiration or general weekend goings-on, instead of writing an entire entry.


This weekend the goal was fun in the sun for L'il B. I am finally starting to feel better and get some energy back after the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. During that time the occasional 1/2 hour TV show turned into around 1/2 hour 3-4 times/week. I really hated it, TV is a dirty, dirty habit in my opinion. We have weaned ourselves off of any and all TV this week, and I have already noticed a huge difference in L'il B's creative play, and his ability to entertain himself for longer periods of time without me. Sometimes I think we turn the television on because we think it's the only thing that will keep the kids occupied while we get things done. But I really believe we underestimate their imagination and ability to occupy themselves with creative play.

painting...


sand mummies...


playing...


and no fun-filled day would be complete without a cold glass of organic chocolate milk...


What fun!

xo

6 comments:

Kristi said...

Have you read Heaven on Earth by Sharifa Oppenheimer? This post just reminded of some of words from the book. It went something like this, people always say how do you get anything done with children and no television in the home. She responded by saying I could never get things done with children and a television. Those words just stick with me, although my boys do get a bit of Curious George time. They enjoy it and I feel okay with a little bit.

Catherine said...

Your little boy looks like he's enjoying himself Meagan. I like the look on his face when he is painting, he's loving experimenting with the paint.xo

faerwillow said...

~his big smile needs no other words of comfirmation...such joy in a little one when they can just play! we struggle with the t.v. at night as my husband is a fan...i have learned the more i keep out for them to occupy their creative mind the more they dive into imaginative play...and just be as a child should...exploring...good mama you are and his smile tells all...brightest blessings~

Lola Nova said...

Ah yes, creative play...what imaginations our children have!

It has been beautifully sunny and bright here for the past few days, our February tease. Just being able to get us outside to run and jump and adventure, has made the world of difference in both the small one and myself. Fun in the sun for sure!

One pair of Hands said...

I love that painting. You could frame it and use it as a focal point from which to decorate Lil B's room. Just imagine a sunny yellow bedcover with green pink and red cushions.
He really is a gorgeous little man.

Jelly Wares said...

I'm loving the sand mummy and the chocolate milk sure does look delicious!!!

Hugs
Jodie :)

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