Monday, January 7, 2008

A Year of Only Januaries

January is the best time of the year. The sunshine is just right in Aruba. And when Maxi and I go for walks we suck it all in.

January is also when our little friend Lise Lotte was born (only 2 days ago!). And as a welcome gift for her, I made her a little movement mat. The mini movement mat is meant to be used during the first months of the baby's life up until crawling begins. The mat can be placed anywhere around the house so that the baby can hear the sounds of the family, it allows maximum freedom of movement for the little non-crawlers, and mobiles can be hung over it for added visual stimulation. It is basically a soft cotton mattress (I sewed two thick bath towels together and covered them with a washed organic cotton) and has a really soft cotton covering that can be washed.

David and I also went on a mad planting spree at the school. The garden now boasts guayaba, grapefruit, jasmine (for flower arranging), tangerine, and a second lime tree (one can never have enough limes).

The weeds have grown at alarming rates giving a false impression of green abundance. The new trees are there although you need special 3-D glasses to see them in the picture.

The walls in the 3-6 classroom were busted to join together the two biggest rooms in the house, a huge advance in the process of it starting to looking like a classroom.


Nara said...

I can lend you my mom's lawn-mower!!
Question: Have you taken maxi to the school already??

Nara said...

Also, haha, this real funny quote: "If a dog jumps in your lap, it is because he is fond of you; but if a cat does the same thing, it is because your lap is warmer." (maxi reminded me of it in the pics)