Sunday, May 3, 2009

The alder by the river
Shakes out her powdery curls;
The willow buds in silver
For little boys and girls.
The little birds fly over
And oh, how sweet they sing!
To tell the happy children
That once again 'tis spring.
The gay green grass comes creeping
So soft beneath their feet;
The frogs begin to ripple
A music clear and sweet.
And buttercups are coming,
And scarlet columbine,
And in the sunny meadows
The dandelions shine.
And just as many daisies
As their soft hands can hold
The little ones may gather,
All fair in white and gold.
Here blows the warm red clover,
There peeps the violet blue;
O happy little children!
God made them all for you.
by Celia Thaxter

The picture above is a flower fairy by artist Cicely Mary Barker. She was a popular, children's book Illustrator and British Artist, whom I first learned about through one of my favorite blogs, Pearl's Sentimental Journey. I think her work is charming and has a lovely child like quality.

Here are a few pictures of the things we have been doing to bring in Spring....

Painting and crafts. We made caterpillars, ladybugs, and spiders. Trey is into bugs and snakes. Anna Grace is loving flowers, birds and bugs right now. They both like playing out in the rain and splashing in puddles. Oh, and I had to include a picture of Anna Grace's first pony tail. So cute.

I hope everyone is enjoying the beauty of God's gifts and the lovely Spring weather! ~Blessings on your day!


Denise said...

Such wonderful gifts you have been blessed with sweetie.

Pearl said...

How wonderful to see a post from you! Such a sweet poem about Spring, and how nice that you're enjoying the beauty of the "Flower Fairies"! Really cute Spring projects you've been doing with your children... and I have to say how amazingly Beautiful they both are! I just Love that you allow them to play in the rain 'n the puddles... you're making so many precious memories for them... and I think you're one terrific Mom! Thank you for your sweet birthday wishes for me... that meant alot! Hope you have a great week...
~hugs 'n prayers~

Winging It said...

What beautiful children you are raisin', Girl! I especially like the photo of your sweet daughter with the umbrella.

Thank you so much for your kind words and sweet thoughts in the award! and Congratulations to you!


Kimberly said...

I love Spring! I love seeing all of the vivid colors...and all of the green everywhere. Such a beautiful picture of hope. The whole earth indeed is full of His glory!

Blessings to you and your super cute little ones! (First ponytails really are a thing to celebrate with a little girl!) :)

Susan said...

Your children are so very precious. Thanks for sharing the pictures.

I finally posted about the Lovely Award. Sorry it took me so long. I really do appreciate receiving it from you.