Welcoming

mama and leona, photo by Sam Hensel-Hunter

mama and leona, photo by Sam Hensel-Hunter

September breathed a new child into our life. Leona Matilda arrived easily, falling into our family with a seemingly innate understanding that she belonged with us, even as we attempted to wrap our minds around living with three small children. I was a fortunate dancing mother who was able to keep moving until the final moments and return to the studio with a sweet baby as teaching company a couple weeks after her arrival. She has been welcomed by many with such love and care, which has been a true gift because she must be patient for my attention as life keeps going.

 

 

 

our backyard, Oct 2013

our backyard, Oct 2013

Leona was born into one of the more beautiful autumns in Vermont that I can remember. We have enjoyed many sunshine-filled, mild days with glorious color and apples that have no end. Pears in jars, kraut fermenting, and final cuts of hay have all been part of this sweet babe's life. There are few things better than dancing in the leaves with you babes, and this fall has me giggling at the bounty. 

 

 

 

 

post-ballet class mud bath

post-ballet class mud bath

There is much to share about the beginning of a dancing school year and I'm looking forward to finding my writing groove in this new world with three kids. Along with babydom, life has been full of new students, more classes, residency planning, kids MAKING dance, a wonderful arts in ed conference, and seeing movement paired with stillness as a priority. My own dancers are keeping me moving and oh how lovely it is.