A Natural Rhythm + FabKids
In our backyard there is a thin strip of dense woods. During the winter months and early times of spring you can see through the bare forest and you can see that the ground is still covered in raw dirt. You can see that behind the woods is a steep hill that will eventually become filled with ferns and you can see the remains of a fort in need of some children's love. Eventually the trees slowly begin to blossom and fill out. The dirt covered ground becomes camouflaged in vines and bountiful green over growth.
Our living room windows open up to this natural setting. Not a day goes by when the kids don't jump on the couch, sometimes wrapping themselves in soft wool blankets, to look out and see what they can spy for the day. Sometimes it's a plump red robin gathering twig and twine from our back porch. One day we sat, watching her for minutes and minutes, as she was determined to take apart a cloth tag from one of patio chairs to use in her nest.
We have watched deer prance through our backyard and little fawn graze in our garden (needless to say, we moved the garden). And as of recently, we observed a den of fox with seven small kits for several weeks, by far the most amazing experience thus far. I admire my children's passion and excitement for nature and hope that, as a parent, I can foster those instincts and help them develop over time.
We are surrounded by nature; it will inevitably integrate its way into our daily schedule and lives. It could be as simple as rolling around in the grass and gazing at the ebb and flow of the lustrous clouds floating by or it could be watching wild fox jump and play just a few feet away from the porch. We have embraced these opportunities and I've tried my best to turn them into daily lessons.
I'm hoping by the end of the summer our nature journals will be overflowing with drawings, notes and our abundant experiences. We are blessed to have fallen into a natural rhythm of life.
*This post is sponsored by FabKids and Jessica's dress and leggings are ℅ FabKids
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Thank you FabKids for working with Yellow Finch. One of my personal attractions to these pieces, besides how cute and trendy they are, is the fact that you can mix and match each piece. They are well crafted, versatile and affordable. And the fact that this dress is made for twirling is a plus!