We got an email from Lauren’s teacher about the Maple Syrup Festival in Salem, IN today. Thought it would be fun to get out of the house and head into another state for a little festival. So we loaded up the car with some snacks, charged iPads, and headed that way.
Another day of canceled school. Another morning waking up to a solid white coating. Absolutely love it.
Growing up in Georgia, I rarely can remember when we had a lot of snow, and when we did, there was never enough to make a big snowman. After shoveling the driveway, I realized we had more than enough snow to make one. Thinking back on it and comparing it to today, I really think that the snowman we made today was the biggest I have ever made. And we had a blast doing it. Plethora of photos behind the jump. Continue reading
Lauren has a big presentation next week. She is doing a “Book Talk” where she has to give a presentation about a book that she has selected. Going from memory, she also has to wear a costume and use props to illustrate her story. She was pretty excited about it and even showed me the setup in the library. I also found out they are recorded (Lauren told me it would later “be available online.”) so this has become a big deal. Naturally we needed to practice and doing it in front of a camera with an audience was just the trick. Continue reading
Emily: Momma! Who used the toilet last?
Gina: I don’t know, why?
Emily: Because I hate it! Lauren didn’t even flush!
Yesterday afternoon no jacket was needed. This morning we woke up to this:
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Yesterday, Lauren brought home a little twist to her weekly memory verse for school. This was a “door hanger” that she decorated and drew all over. On each side is a snowflake (Can you tell the snow here has made an impact on her?), as well as the people that are allowed to enter: Emily, Dad, and Mom. In the center, the random numbers are her password and color code.
When Gina works, she leaves the house early. On the weekends, sometimes I wake up with the little one in bed next to me. Woke up to some serious bedhead.
Lauren got a bike for Christmas! This one was missing something that her last bike had: training wheels. Time to saddle up and learn the ropes. Thankful for access to great places to ride, such as the Parklands.