Tuesday, January 24, 2012

These Midwinter Days

He's sitting! After a week of "sitting up boot camp," in which we helped him practice sitting up all on his own whenever we thought of it, he is an absolutely proficient sitter, thank you very much. Did you know that children in cultures where babies are worn tend to sit later than others ? In many, they actually walk before they can sit up, because sitting is just not all that natural a position for babies (and let's face it, Hugo is usually either in a carrier or on his tummy scooting around)? This was my consolation as I realized that Hugo was on a slightly later sitting timetable than our other kids. You've got all the time in the world, kiddo!

Puzzles, train sets, legos, and large amounts of coloring have filled these midwinter days. Today it has warmed up, and I can't wait to chase the kids around outside for a bit.

A piece on our chalkboard entitled "The solar system," made by Zosia. I love all the little planets around the very big sun. We are a little obsessed with the solar system right now. Star gazing, constellations and mythology fill our evenings. This is a pretty amazing universe we live in, isn't it?

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