We started this weekend with a bonfire under the gorgeous full moon in Aries (which I just happened to be an Aries). It was a magical and mysterious night for the little ones. They played outside in the dark and learned that it wasn't as spooky as first thought. The air was cold and fresh - perfect sleeping weather. We awoke to a frigid 37 degrees and by the end of the day it reached 70 degrees - a splendid Fall day. We walked to our local farmers market and bought fruits and vegetables for our late harvest feast. I promised the girls that there would be a star in their apples when we returned home. They were delighted to discover Mother Nature's magic.
Geir, my husband made a delicious vegetarian chili. I love when he cooks and I especially love that he makes a few dinners out of one. I look forward to heating up his chili on a cold, fall night. After napping, Vivian came downstairs and became very excited when she saw our newly decorated dinner table or was it the Kit-Kat that the Fall Fairy left on her plate? With her it is hard to tell. She asked if it was her birthday - which was a great lead into explaining the wonders of Autumn - a favorite season of mine. Last month we were too busy with our new house to celebrate the Fall Equinox - so today we celebrated. After dinner we took a long walk in the dark scaring away ghosts and goblins.
Ella made this doll last year and I hope to have Vivian make one this year. I haven't been lucky enough to find the how-to instructions - perhaps you might know how and can share with us?
While the little one napped I cleaned up our Fall shelf. It is just the right height for the little ones to see and touch. The girls are very involved and are always on the look out for items to add to our seasonal shelf. I no longer have to prompt them to find gifts to bring inside- it is their nature - they are invested in it and I find that magical.
Our family celebration inspired me, brought about some magic and continued our family tradition of honoring Mother Nature.