Friday, May 27, 2011

Come along to Rainbow tree tomorrow

The beautiful Rainbow Tree shop-click name for link.
 here in Adelaide has had the misfortune of their roof falling in.

Tomorrow they are having a dust sale on their verandah.

If you are in Adelaide come long from 10am-5pm 
28th Saturday to grab all you can at 50% OFF!!!

If you are not in Adelaide they do post for a flat rate Australia wide $8.00
Happy shopping!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Birthday boy

Mein Spatz is four

Yesterday we spent a beautiful day together celebrating Mein Spatz's Fourth birthday.
It was just our little family with a special guest-Grandma.

He wanted to take a helicopter flight for his present.

He flew with Vati for a 10 minute tour of the Barossa Valley.
My feet stayed firmly planted on the Earth.

It was a glorious day.

Grandma's Scooter was a great hit also.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Hard work, warmth and love.

2.5 tonnes of red gum firewood needed to be
moved from our driveway into the carport.

This German song sums up my son.
He really works hard and enjoys helping.


Finally, our first fire of the season could be lite,
filling our house with the smells of Winter
 and the warmth and glow that makes you feel loved.

Work is like play.
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Childhood 101

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Our Family bed

Following on from my last post, I wanted to share how we sleep in a family bed.
We have a queen and a king-single side by side.
Mein Spatz starts the night in the king-single and often moves into the middle at about 3-4 am
seeking contact with his Mama or Vati. I often then role on to the king-single as the males in the house are warm sleepers and kick off the covers.
There is nothing better than waking up in the morning and seeing your child's beautiful face and hearing his first thought when he wakes up.

And not to forget the furry member of  our family. We pull out a mattress from under the bed and Henry sleeps there all wrapped up in his blankets (that is when he doesn't sneak up).

Wishing you all a cosy sleep.
Sleep well, dream well.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Sleep well, dream well.

Sleep baby, sleep.
Thy Father counts the sheep.
Thy Mother shakes the dreamland tree,
to send a little dream to thee.
Sleep, baby sleep.

We sleep together as a family.
We have a queen-bed with a king-single side by side.

We sleep well.
Just like our ancestors did.
Relying and trusting our mammalian linage.

Mein Spatz is firmly planted between the two people who love him most in the whole wide world.
Mama and Vati.

This will continue until our child is ready to sleep alone and wants his own space.

Maybe he wonders..... just as I did as a child......... where will his beloved fit when he gets married and has children?

The dreams and the bed can only get bigger.

Henry lays on his own side-car mattress on the floor beside our bed, guarding and protecting his pack.
Now that the cooler weather has kicked in he often sneaks up during the night and always finds the weakest link-Vati and snuggles under the covers.