Monday, February 18, 2013

Our house

As always furniture placement is a work in progress in our house :) The current arrangement is not ideal, given the small space and the fact that a three seater sofa is considered essential if we all want to fit on it together, but it works just now and keeps us cozy around the fire. 
I took a few pictures at about 6.30 this morning before the place became a tip again!

 The boys were playing with the cat, some yarn and the hot air vent one morning so Steve had the idea of tying bits of yarn on so that they blow about whenever the heating comes on. Lots of fun for a while!

Here are the boys checking something out in the atlas. Brendan is very sweet and authoritatively instructs Tadhg on all sorts of interesting things, some of which are spot on and some of which are hilarious misconceptions. We are mastering the art of not correcting at the time but choosing a concept and a good moment and getting the right version in at some point.

They are both interested in various geography concepts and regularly come out with things like "polar bears and penguins never meet" and "that's east because there's the sun" or "which direction/how far is it to...?" and "did you know that the Pacific is the biggest ocean and that it touches Canada?"

Brendan asks questions such as; "Are floods good or bad?" and "Will Ottawa ever be under an ocean again?" and "Is New Mexico a different Mexico and why is it 'new'?" and "Can we go to China someday?"

Tadhg loves to share new knowledge and asks "do you know... (whatever)" to which we are supposed to answer "no" so that he can be clever and share new information! Maybe we praise too much!? 

And one last one just because I am loving our cozy living room at the moment... the blankets and cushions, the warm fire, the colour, the drawing stuff always around... all important for cold February days when more time than usual is spent indoors.

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