"It was only a sunny smile, and little it cost in the giving, but like morning light it scattered the night and made the day worth living."

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Thursday, February 9, 2012

We've been stuck indoors all week do to S being sick with croup. Poor girl has been miserable, but I'm fairly confident that she is on the mend now. We sure could both use a good healthy dose of sunshine. I've been doing my best to keep her entertained, we made this house out of cardboard boxes today. Inspired by the always lovely, kind, and generous of heart, Lilli. Her much loved childhood treasures back in the arms of the one who loved them best, and now for her sweet little one to treasure as well. I have a doll or two from my childhood that S plays with, but nothing as lovely as Lilli's cherished dollhouse. 

It's these winter months that make me really think about what kind of memories S will have of her childhood. Mine was filled with many siblings (as was her papa's) and hers with none. That is a hard territory for me to navigate at times. We spend so much time together, just her and I. Often I wonder what it will mean for her to be an only child. I do my very best to fill her days up with curiosity, exploration, and so so much happiness and love. I think that must be the best any of us can really do for our children.

Here is a little song that I overheard S making up and singing to herself the other day: 
The 1st angel fairy sits in the apple tree. 
The 2nd angel flies high in the sky and sees him, 
gives him a sunrise. 
The 3rd angel fairy, with the silver heart 
watches over the entire angel kingdom.

Wishing all of you much rest, warmth and sunshine on your faces this weekend.


  1. Oh...I so love {and loved} Playmobile. My cousin had it all...It was awesome...

    This looks like so much fun! Wish I was there to join in the decorating.

    I hope you and your wee girl have a healthy and laughter filled weekend.

    1. It's hard not to love Playmobile! They weren't around yet when I was growing up, we had Little People...


      Now that I see the link... I think they would both be fun to play with. :)

  2. Oh! this dollhouse is charming. So simple and inspiring. Thank you for sharing.

    1. We have been having a lot of fun with cardboard lately. The possibilities are endless! :)

  3. You two really have the sunniest souls I know! Thank you for kind words - again I blush. And I am reminded of what I've said before - I wish you lived around the corner.
    Edda and I have studied every little detail of your great villa. She was thrilled to see that Sunny and she has some of the same Playmobil people. In the end she concluded: I want a house like that! Maybe we should swap? :) If you think about it, anything handmade is special and worth much more than what can be bought.
    Lilli and Edda xx
    Love the song!