That being said, obviously the 'ol blog here has been neglected. Everything just takes extra energy these days and blogging has gone by the wayside because of it. But, here is a little taste of what we've been up to:
First of all, Valentine's Day. Noella is quite the artist and really loves to complete her own crafts. I came home from work tuesday, pulled out our craft basket and took stock: craft sticks, construction paper, crayons, tacky glue.... Okay, paper heart pops it was (not that they ever existed in the first place). All I had to do was cut out the hearts and show her what to do and she completed all 35 or so of them (for her daycare friends and for her music class friends). I began to write "Love Noella" on them in marker to speed things along and she quickly scolded me for that and began writing that herself. Well, just "Noella".
|We had to make a valentine's box too. She enjoyed that even more I think.|
|Noella wanted to include Zeb in her Valentine's exchange. She set it by his water bowl and a few hours later I saw it on his bed with a bite taken out of it. :)|
Speaking of music class friends, here is a snapshot of the day we hosted. The class is a group of families who take turns hosting the other friends, along with "JanellyBean" who does a great job teaching, engaging and creating a fun musical environment for the kiddos. The class is followed by snacks and playtime. Noella must always wear her fairy dress or a twirly skirt to class (it is a necessity for spinning).
Adam has been doing double and triple duty around here. Not only is he working like a dog to get his traveling done before the baby comes, but he is also making and cleaning up dinner many many nights (this baby is not making it super easy on me - standing for long periods of time is a no-go for me these days). In addition to all that, he is making all kinds of fun things for our home. Behold his handy-work:
Let's see.... round two of swimming lessons is in full effect. This is a definite big kid class - no parents. I thought it would be more of an ordeal for her - nope. She loves it and is doing great!
That's mostly it for now. Hope all is well where you are!