Thursday, January 1, 2015
Happy New Year!
Happy New Year! Last January we made the decision to move our nature table to our mantle place because Panda was just not old enough to have it down at his height (there were seasonal age appropriate baskets down for him in its place). Since it was going to be up high and different than all our past displays I decided to do a Year of "Tiptoes Lightly". Meet the cast of our 2014 nature table; from left to right we have Ompliant the Elephant, Pepper Pot and Pine Cone the gnomes (with charms to match their names hanging from their belts and removable hats), Tiptoes herself, Jeremy mouse, his wife Jemima, and 4 of their 5 mouslings. I looked high and low for the fifth, but that one must have been camera shy today.
I have been reading these books to my son since before he was born. There is something in the rhythm and flow of these stories that appeals to all ages. Many kids (and a few adults) have loved watching these puppets move around this past year.
I wont be continuing this theme for 2015, but it was fun to do. 2014 was a whirlwind year. Here is to a beautiful, bright, and joyous 2015 for all! Happy New Year,
and Shine on!