Let me spend a little time catching us up to the present. Mid-January brought some cold weather which meant evenings by the fire. It also brought a little school and work by the fire one day, too.
I’m not sure I can say we enjoyed watching the Packers playoff game as it ended in a very sorrowful defeat, but we did have a nice party up until the final minutes. Micah and I made monkey bread (including making our own dough) for the occasion. The following afternoon I got out for 6 miles (that’s Cherry Creek State Park) before enjoying the Chiefs game and dinner with Reggie. That game kept folks on the edge of their seats…or standing up.
We’ve had a fair amount of snow this month, which has been fun. It usually means we have some hot chocolate while it’s coming down. Krav Maga forgot to call our family to let us know that class was cancelled due to inclement weather one day, but we showed up and our instructor was still there, so he taught the boys a private class. The boys enjoy their job of shoveling one of our neighbor’s sidewalks since they don’t live here during the winter. And they had a couple hours long spontaneous snowball fight with our dear friends one of the days.
We had so much snow this week that we opted to do piano lessons via Zoom again. Very convenient! E had just watched a really cool video of someone playing the piano wearing a fedora, so he gave it a go for his lesson.
Other highlights from the last couple of weeks include moving Micah’s desk upstairs where we can use it for school more easily and Ethan’s science fair presentation. He did an excellent job up there – we were all very proud of his poise and all of the work that went into this experiment. He also taught a little bit of Latin to our class on Monday and did SUCH a good job of it.
Final updates include some cute pics I snapped throughout the week when people were unaware, including a shot of my first homemade pizza (crust included, that is) – Mike and the boys making smoothies for breakfast before we have our weekly family meeting on Saturday mornings; Ethan playing piano while I read a book; Mike and Ethan discussing business plans one evening; Ethan watching a picture slideshow from Grandpa; Micah playing LEGO while I read-aloud or quiz him on memory work; the boys made an epic LEGO castle; and finally Micah and I visiting France to learn some French words during one of our final reading lessons in All About Reading.
Also, this month we watched a very interesting/inspiring/encouraging documentary about what a year of COVID did in terms of helping our beautiful planet. Super cool! I can’t remember the exact name or which streaming service we used to watch it, but it was something like “The Year Earth Changed”. It was delightful and I highly recommend it. Nice to see the beauty amidst all the yuck. =D