A collection of our ordinary days, recorded every week. At the end of the year, I'll publish them into a keepsake to treasure.
Around here, I have been:
watching more and more snow fall. It seems we keep getting an inch or two every couple of days! I surprised the kids with snow cream and they thought it was the coolest thing ever.
organizing all of the kids' treasured drawings into a new binder system. They each got a different colored 1" binder and all of their favorite pictures have been three-hole punched and placed inside. At the end of everyday, we'll go through what they've created (because they are always drawing around here!), keep the favorites and trash the rest.
enjoying a play date with friends at our house. They also brought over a Jumperoo for TJ to borrow and it's quickly become a hit for all five kids!
thinking about this quote from Everyday Sacrament: The Messy Grace of Parenting: "The question is not about how to get good at parenting--or marriage, or any other relationship under the family roof. The question is how to grow in love. Of course we're going to keep hurting each other: unintentionally and intentionally, mildly and deeply, once and over again. This is sin's truth, and we're smack-dab in it. But grace and forgiveness can soften our hearts, even slowly help them to heal."
recovering from a random stomach bug. Sophie and D had it the worst and gosh, it kills me to see them feel so miserable. Fortunately, it seems to be a 24-hour thing and everyone is back to normal.
+ Thursday was "Q" day in kindergarten. We made paper quilts.
+ M's history was all about the Phoenicians. He learned how they used snails to create a purple dye, the "color of kings". We replicated the process by making a dye with frozen blueberries. M used the dye to color pasta and then made a necklace. So fun!