Despite the fresh dusting of snow on the ground I can see real signs that spring is on its way. The hockey season has come to an end. The boys both played on their first hockey team and Miles has discovered a true passion for himself. I’ve never seen someone show more enthusiasm and love for something as he does for hockey. Even at only six and only five months ice skating, he has a true grace about him on the ice. It is so rewarding to see him discover something he has a passion for. Ben demonstrated, once again, his strong will. We also got a glimpse of his courage. He joined the team very late in the season and was the youngest player on the team, yet he skated out there every practice and game with no hesitation and stood his ground as much bigger players whizzed past him.
Another sure sign of spring is the dreaming and planning of this year’s garden. Tim has been busy in the garage constructing cold boxes which he remembers his grandfather building for his own garden.
One of the reasons I love this man so much is that he puts so much effort into everything he does. He could have easily thrown these boxes together crudely and they would have served their purpose. But, he took his time and painted them and added handles. He always takes into consideration how the things he builds will look even if they will live in the garden. I can really appreciate this time and consideration. I love that the aesthetics of our garden are important to him.
Lastly, my sweet nephew River turned 2 this weekend and to celebrate that I made him a snack bandolier from this tutorial. I can distinctly remember my own boys at 2 and how they always wanted to leave the house with handfuls of treasures so I thought the bandolier was the perfect gift for a special little 2 year old. Also, this was a great gift to make to include the kids. They had a great time picking special cars from their own collection to give and Miles has a good time picking a special rock for the pocket.