Here's a catch-up of some of the things we've been doing. I'm linking up with Leila and Rosie's collection, pretty/happy/funny/real.
Pretty: I showed the children my Pinterest board of simple valentines, and they politely turned away and made their own with no assistance. They did accept my offer of stopping at AC Moore and each picking out a sheet of stickers (of course we used a coupon).
They each have about 25 kids in their class, and I fretted that they would lose steam after making a few cards and not have anything to take to school the morning of the card exchange.
Well, as you can see, they made very charming valentines for each kid in their class, and I insisted on taking photos because I wanted to remember their diligence and sweetness.
|Ben stuck one of those heart candy stickers on my wool sweater and I went around for several days before I noticed enough to take it off. Yes, I wear the same sweaters for days in a row, even when I'm not pregnant.|
Happy: We observed International Ice Cream for Breakfast Day. The children were happy for obvious reasons. I think Ben actually put syrup on top of this pile-up after I took the photo. We didn't have sweets the rest of the day.
Funny: We've had lots of snow and cold for weeks now. The children routinely wear their snow boots and snowball each other on the way to school. They routinely sled on the ice and snow in our back yard and the park (it's the city kid version of ice skating when the sun melts the top layer of snow but the serious cold keeps it icy).
Once, the snow was even wet enough to pack together a snowman; generally, it's been so cold that the snow is just powder (the high temperature today is supposed to be 12 F). And the highlight of their day was when I gave them each a carrot for the noses and let them eat it. Boy, I am stingy about snacks.
Real: This is 29 weeks of pregnancy, dear reader. Suddenly, my baby belly is big and can only be housed in maternity clothes. I was wearing the same blue shirt in the blog announcement photos - how far can it stretch?
I'm still feeling pretty good and after a bit of drastic anemia, I'm taking Floradix in addition to everything else and recovering some energy that I thought had evaporated due to the third trimester.
|photo credit to my husband one morning as I mixed up daily bread after a shower|
|photo credit to A, in her lovely farmhouse one afternoon|
I hope you have some late winter happiness, too! I'm afraid most people are really tired of this deep freeze and the cycle between cold, wind, and snow that we've had. I'm still enjoying the hibernating, though.