Bundling up and heading OUT even on the not-so-nice days helps me
stay sane embrace February. Seeing my children creatively and actively engaged in joyful pursuits helps, too!
baby elephant-wearin' dragon princess
Camille and her Papa played and sang at a variety show/fundraiser. The proceeds went to both local and international charities. They played 500 Miles, Amazing Grace (bluegrass-folk style), and Will the Circle be Unbroken. They had so much fun, supported a good cause, and got a standing ovation.
Ayla danced with her good friend at a hippie-themed dance.
The girls had a blast and got tons of energy out!
Sylvia made 'B bunnies' after we read The Tale of Benjamin Bunny
*photo by Camille
What else? We finished up reading Little House in the Big Woods and started Little House on the Prairie (mostly cozied up by the woodstove), built forts and obstacle courses and elaborate cities out of blocks in the living room, visited friends in the city, watched the Bill Nye/Ken Hams debate which sparked a lot of interesting conversation, made smoothies, sprouted date seeds to see if we can grow a date tree indoors, split carnation stems lengthwise and put each end in a different color of dye mixed with water to see what would happen (sparked from the Bill Nye episode about Flowers), played drums, harmonicas, guitars, saxophone (depending on the person), played card games, more knitting, made homemade spelt crackers and curried chickpeas, watched plenty of Wild Kratts and Peep and the Big Wide World, played with electrical connections using snap circuits, talked about the periodic table and delved into some of the elements more deeply, and ended most nights snuggled up in bed (me and all three girls) with a PBS Nature documentary.
Here's to embracing February,
and cozying up with little ones while they're still little!