This sweet kid. Love when she gets to do special things. Michelle of Belle Grove invited her to tea as Alice today and she is having a blast. These teas are amazing!!!!
March...it’s going so well that it’s taken me half the month to flip my calendar. I’ve been sick but thankfully my kids have been fine. We slacked a bit on school while I got thru my days but today we are back on our full schedule. Hayden had his first race back last weekend and Ava is doing her first singing competition in two weeks. Then next month...Easter, a birthday, and a big trip. Oh and it’s Kings Dominion season again. So much to look forward to. I’m so ready!!!!
I can always tell spring is close because each day, no matter how cold, and even if it’s raining off and on we find a reason to be outside. Except for Ava...Ava was in the van hiding from the cold and inevitable hives it brings. She comes out when it’s at least 75 and sunny and her allergy to cold isn’t an issue.
Catching up on our vlog and watching a few of my favs too. Holden is finally down for a nap. After a break I’ll gather the other two for an art lesson on Monet. Our morning lessons were done in under two hours this morning and they’ve been hiding ever since. They are liking hoping I’ll forget about our afternoon lesson.
I created a new banner for our YouTube channel (OneOfTheseDAYs) It’s been a learning curve and I still have a lot to learn. YouTube is so different...video is so different...and I’m finding I can’t quite hide behind the lens. It’s a fun family project though. We realized we had a ton of footage from Ava as a baby because we had a video camera back then. Since then it’s just little phone video clips. We wanted to change that and really document them and us. Documenting is why I originally was drawn to photography so this is a semi natural leap (aside from having to talk and be seen 🙈) but I’m getting there. A new video is up. A few more in the edit queue and I’ve got a short list of some new ones to film. If you have YouTube subscribe :)
We made it to Pittsburgh. We are going to the @thewheelmill tomorrow for the boys to ride.
It’s February and I think we can all agree January seemed to drag on and on. I have a feeling this month will be the opposite at least for me. My kiddos birthday months always go so fast. My littlest turns 2 this month. I’m not sure how he is almost 2 but here we are. This month is also the month of love...how do you guys feel about Valentine’s Day? I don’t love it!! It’s so commercialized and I’m honestly the more rent a movie and eat pizza kind of girl. I do however try to make it a fun special day for my babies. Kids love all holidays so why not. What something special you do for your kids?
Painting a phenology wheel and putting off chores for as long as possible.
He won't nap today and he has always been good about his nap. I put on Moana and grabbed a fluffy blanket. Sometimes we just need to slow down and follow their lead. My dirty dishes and Avas writing assignment can wait. Although I won't be offended if the dirty dishes decide to grow legs and walk away.
I found these super cute little stories that were adapted from the little house series. We will probably be done with it by the end of the day but for 50 cents I couldn't pass them up.