Friday, January 15, 2010
Old King Winter Came Out to Play...
And said I'm going to make this a very cold day
So he blew to the south - Whoooooooosh
One of my favorite lanterns - a surprise gift from my friend at Green Baboon Designs
The east - Whoooooooosh
And the west - Whoooooooosh
But when he blew to the north - Whoooooooosh
He said That's the best!
Our snow dog
The old north wind is my very best friend
And when we get together we make a
very, very, very, very, very cold day!
-Sing a Song of Seasons
We had a surprise visit from King Winter the other week and spent the entire day outside enjoying every moment. This was C's first real experience with snow, she wasn't sure at first and just kept saying 'cold, cold!' over and over again but then after a couple of snow angels she decided snow was fun and didn't want to go back inside.
We celebrated King Winter's visit by updating our nature table. K believes that the real King Winter looks like the one in Elsa Beskow's book 'Ollie's Ski Trip' so I contacted Mel at Haddy2dogs and had her make us a King Winter to K's specifications. As always Mel's work exceeded our expectations. K is thrilled. She made us the perfect Jack Frost as well.
We added some cute korknisse gnomes and a sweet star embroidered picture from our Seasons Round Exchange partner Knittermama, and called it a day.
King Winter's visit is a rarity where we live but I think we successfully soaked up every last second of it.
Wishing you many magical winter moments!!
On a side note - Thank you for your responses to my last post. I had to laugh when I checked out Soulemama's blog later that day to discover she posted about making a quilt with the same fabric. How ironic!!