welcoming winter

Today we were out in the snow having a picnic and just loving winter. We weren't expecting to be in a place with so much snow, but here we are and we couldn't feel we are in a more right place.

Here's a little piece I wrote for the Savvy Source recently:

Welcoming Winter

December 21st , the first day of winter, is the shortest day of the year. It marks the return of the light leading towards longer, warmer days, and is one of the most wonderful times to celebrate the natural rhythms of the earth with children. And there are numerous fun ways to welcome winter into your lives while connecting deeply with your family and friends:

Warming Your Tummy

One of our favorite and most treasured ways to celebrate this season is to retreat into the kitchen for the kind of play that results in yummy treats. We have always tried to capture winter with a gingerbread house, adding all the embellishments of winter: snow, evergreens, and forest animals sneaking out of their usual hiding places in search of food. This year, we are working on a medieval castle scene, and are contemplating what winter might have meant to those who lived during years past. The possibilities are endless.

Here's what they came up with (completely and 100% kid made):

Read the rest of this piece on The Savvy Source.