We have a new baby at the Sunny House.
Meet Timone, our baby squirrel.
Isn’t he just the most adorable little thing?!
We are smitten in love.
He has quite stolen our hearts away!
He came to us last week from a friend who, sadly, found him after her cat caught his mother.
We are his mama now and he runs around us like we are a tree.
He likes to sit inside our t-shirts with his head poking out.
And he likes t go exploring all over us.
He loves to cuddle too.
He has a favorite place when it’s time to rest. He curls up in my old purse, where it’s tight and warm.
But, when it’s time to play gain, he lets us know.
He is slowly venturing out on his own… and we are proud of him for being so brave.
His favorite food on earth is avocado.
He gets so excited when it’s avocado time that he backs up with his loot until he falls off the table and we have learned to put our hand behind his tail to let him know he’s backed up as far as he can go.
Oh gosh… we are quite the luckiest family in all the world.
We will slowly teach him how to fend for himself and will let him go free in our avocado tree in the back yard when he is grown and the time is right.
Magic Friends, a warning in advance… expect many more photos of baby Timone.
Blessings and magic,
We are having a family painting day today. Kitty and I found this amazing magical coloring sheet that opens up into a long scene for us to color.
We are using watercolor.
And all of us are adding our own special magic.
It’s starting to look so beautiful…
When it’s done, we will hang it in Teddy’s room.
I’ll be sure to show you a photo.
We found the picturama at Michaels, in the book section.
To help me cherish every little moment, I post a portrait of us each week. A photo of us doing every-day-little-things that I know I will miss in the years to come. When I’m missing these sweet times, I’ll come back and see that I did cherish them. I did drink them in and I did know how special it all was.
Here’s to these special, happy, days… all of them.
Here are the previous Portraits of Us.
Blessings and magic
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A hearty welcome to two new Magic Sponsors :
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We’re committed to offering alternatives to mass produced, plastic toys and we share a love for open-ended tools to help kids discover what is new and interesting in the world. We believe that it is best for children’s environment and what they wear to be natural and safe.
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Blessings and magic,
Here are two spider crafts your little ones will enjoy making and playing with…
Blessings and magic,