We have been busy ‘winterizing’ our home. When we took down our Christmas decorations, we decided to keep things simple around here. Minimal. Day 7 into January and things are staying organized and relatively clean! For a family that practically hibernates in winter, it can take a lot of effort when it comes to make sure not to let things get out of hand. You know, 5 loads of laundry and its-so-cold-I-don’t-want-to-go-burn-trash so we have two and a half bags waiting to go out, kind of stuff.
There was a day last week when the high got up to 36 or so. Naturally, we thought “PARK!” Really, I just HAD to get out of the house… We ate and then played for twenty minutes before I became too cold. Worth it!
We have been doing [Cosmic Kids] yoga every morning before breakfast. Helps us shake off that zombie feeling you get when you have to crawl out of your warm bed and into a freezing cold house. Amelia does half of the motions, and then succumbs to the desire we all have. The desire to go back to sleep.
Dancing to Disney and Abba albums whilst wearing princess attire has quickly become a new favorite!
A new, and more popular favorite, is the swing Zack installed in the living room. –Oh, and Barbie movies. Penelope is nuts about ‘em!
The girls and I have been trying new recipes all week. ^Spinach tortillas, pork meatballs with apple, onion, and parmesan cheese, a new [fancy] oatmeal each morning, lots of homemade pizza, and different ways to fry fish.
Penelope and I started a new book, Five Little Peppers. We’re really enjoying it. I look forward to my one on one time with Penelope. Just the two of us snuggled up reading a “big girl book.” We stop every four words to a paragraph to explain what’s going on, and to answer questions she has. Such a nice way to spend our time together. I’m eager to Amelia to develop a good attention span to she can join in!
The sunsets have been incredible. They fill our kitchen with the most amazing pink.
Her bangs were bothering her. She wants to try and grow her hair out, so I told her to grab a head band. Isn’t she adoooorable!!!
Penelope had her first day back at school yesterday. Amelia and I went grocery shopping – a major highlight to those of us stuck indoors most of the winter!
I have a library trip planned for later in the week and maybe an indoor pool next week, any other ideas to get out of the house in a place with nowhere to go??