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!


  1. What a great idea. We love Tiptoes Lightly around here :)

    Happy New Year my friend, may it bring you many blessings, good health and much happiness. Much love to you and your family. xo

  2. I really like the progression! Happy New Year... may you have an AWESOME 2015 of new discoveries, and HAPPINESS!

  3. Just beautiful puppets and nature tables. Last year was a whirlwind for us, too--and sorry to say I've missed some of your sweet posts. Looking forward to going back over them (slowly!) and reaping some of your beautiful ideas for our little ones.

  4. What a beautiful mantle! Just lovely... Thank you for the book list. I will look into them for sure. I'm always on the look out for new exciting and more unique books for my little ones.

    Happy New Year to you and yours! xo