The other day we spent an afternoon under the trees and by the sea (ok, just a river).
We’ve lived at our house by the water for three years now, but it seems as though life has been so filled with big events that we rarely have time to slow down and take in the trees, river, and beauty of our backyard until recently. For years, we’ve dreamed of introducing our children to activities we love and as Finn’s first birthday approaches, he’s becoming more and more able to experience new things. So, the other day we took the time to really soak up our surroundings and slow down in our own backyard.
One of the fun things about Finn’s age and developmental stage is that he’s really into mimicking. He’ll repeat sounds he hears in the world or from us, and he does his darnedest to get it right. He’ll cluck his tongue and save his closest attention for the things he sees us doing.
Finn’s tendency to mirror us came out when we paddled earlier this month in Algonquin Park. We gave him his own paddle and he did his best to make the same motions we did. It’s safe to say that he sees Joel maneuvering a fishing rod often enough that he is adept at doing the same. Suddenly everything is a fishing rod.
So, we spent some time the other night, just playing around and soaking up our home and it’s surroundings. Finn took a turn with the fly fishing rod and managed to balance it fairly well considering the size difference! Doesn’t he look stinking cute?
We’ve also had this tee shirt from Wolf Pup Threads in his rotation on extra repeat. It’s so soft and is this beautiful bluey-green colour. Of course, Joel wants one in his size.
Anyone who knows us well or who has been following along here has probably caught onto the idea that whenever possible, we choose to clothe Finn in organic cotton. We do so in order to minimize his exposure to the pesticides and chemicals used in the growing and processing of cotton. Even the ink used to make the print is non-toxic. Plus, we love the softness and breathability of a natural fibre like cotton.
Better still, Wolfpup Threads is a Canadian company made here in Ontario! They’re eco-friendly, sustainably made and support both preserving our environment and also the children free to run wild and play within it. Talk about speaking my language.
Being a consumer these days is all about making these choices. Some of you might recall me saying this, but I’ll say it again: I’d rather have three pieces of clothing I can feel good about putting on Finn than a closet full of outfits I don’t feel good about. If you’re feeling the minimalist and intentional vibe of what I’m saying, stick with me here a little longer.
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