We got snow! The snowstorm that pummeled the Northeast gave us just enough snow to enjoy playing outside, spending time with friends who were off of school for THREE days, and having Daddy around home because his office was closed. In all fairness, there was a sheet of ice over everything so the first day of closings was merited. After that? Not so much.
Jaxton has transitioned to a big boy bed and it really is a big bed. He's now sleeping in my great-grandmother's double bed that I had growing up. His 28 pound self looks so little when he's tucked in, but everyone agrees he has the best bed in the house. And, he's especially happy to have "lots of balls" on his quilt from "gamma."
Jax is anything but quiet and anything but calm. He climbs and throws and jumps and scooters with the neighborhood kids, and is quick to yell for attention or help or to simply demand someone get out of his way. Sigh. I think the neighbors appreciate when nap time rolls around each day and Jax goes inside so the street is quiet.
Grady and I took the kids to the circus for their first time and they LOVED it! Our seats were fantastic and the performance was non-stop energy. We all agreed the tight rope artists and the elephants were the highlight of the show, although Micah has mentioned on more than one occasion that he wants to figure out how to "do tricks on my bike like the guys at the circus because they get paid to just ride ramps and do flips all day." I anticipate a broken bone or two in the meantime.
I am so thankful for the moms who I walk this homeschooling journey with - their encouragement means the world and my kids have some really special friendships.
Because of the whirlwind month we didn't have time to make creative Valentines, but ohmygoodness, did my kids still have fun choosing which card would go to which friend.