The boys and I spent Valentine’s Day together (Mikey was traveling), doing fun and tasty experiments, making homemade beer bread (had to grab something at the store, first) and listening to a good book. Ethan saved his Valentine’s candy from Grandma Cleve’s visit to eat on the actual day. His self-control is very impressive to me!!
That evening some of the fam sent pictures back and forth to show how we were celebrating. =) Look at my cutie nephews and niece! The boys liked seeing pictures of the others, so we sent our own, too.
We had quite a bit of snow this month. One day, Micah said, “I think you’re going to say, ‘no’, but do you wanna have tea and watch the snow fall with me on the porch?” Obviously that was a moment I wasn’t going to let pass me by!
And here are some other school pictures throughout the month. A couple of exciting updates: Micah is now going to kids club (rather than sitting by E and I in Essentials) and attended his first night of cadets.
Mike surprised us by stopping home for an hour in between two flights. Micah spent the time reading out loud to him while he packed his bag. =)
The boys have been doing some ninja training at the park:
Here are some various pictures from around the house lately:
Mike is big on getting the boys outside in the cold to build up strength. There’s a fancy word for this, but alas, I’ve forgotten it! Cold thermo-something. Anyway, here are some crazy sightings of boys in the cold!
Music fills the air often. E is teaching Micah little bits and pieces and also working hard on getting ready for Federation in March.
We went on a family date to a movie theater that serves dinner during the movie for a super special treat. It was pretty exciting. We were all especially thrilled because this was another big step for Micah. He usually avoids theaters at all costs, but he was all in for this one (as long as he had his earplugs!).
I’ve requested some help from the boys with meal planning…because maybe I’ve gotten tired of hearing complaints from nameless somebodies in the home. I really needed to have Mike go through the cookbooks, too, but that will come another day! =) We’ve tried a few of their ideas and it definitely helps to have their buy-in.
And finally, a quick picture from Ethan’s Essentials class at CC. They were working on answers for English grammar and vocab.