February is so funny. It’s such a short month, but it feels really long here. It’s rainy and cold and we are just ready for spring and sunshine! This winter has felt pretty mild. Except for this month. SO MUCH SNOW! There have been lots of snow and home days and sickness too. We got hit with ANOTHER stomach bug this month too. Vomit everywhere for like a week. Started with Ev, then the boys, then Curtis. Now, we’ve been dealing colds. Ughhh.
Anyways, here some stuff that happened this month. February we did lots of Valentine’s craft, not much baking since most of us were sick off and on, and for school we continued with our animals in hibernation theme, studied weather and clouds, and learned about the water cycle.
Jon has officially joined us for crafts and school. I’m not gonna lie, it’s chaotic and a mess. We are still trying to figure out a rhythm. So far, this month has meant playing mostly all morning, doing a circle time and then crafts/activities at the table. And in the afternoon we do Ev’s curriculum when Jon is sleeping. I’ve tried to do it in the morning, but it’s really hard to focus on her stuff when Jon is dumping water or screaming because he wants to nurse or dumping paints and crafts or eating paper or putting things in his mouth. I honestly don’t know how we make it!
James drawing pictures with the never ending laundry in the background.
We hosted a superbowl party this month. Curtis made SO much chili! This is just one pot of chili. And we somehow crammed 35 people in our tiny house. Most of them tiny children. Oh the noise!!
The newest baby in our co-op. Seriously the sweetest. All these babies give me serious baby fever.
The dads hanging out watching the actual game. And kids sprawled everywhere!! I didn’t take many photos at the party, but it was such a sweet time having people over for food and hanging out.
Snow days mean hot chocolate. Meaning we drank tons of hot chocolate this month. Hahaha
Jon helping me make french toast. I forgot to add salt to my sourdough bread, so I turned into french toast the next day.
More Valentine’s crafting. Marble painting.
Ev making her valentine cards for her co-op friends and Jonathan causing trouble under the table.
We learned about the water cycle this month. James adding sharks and other animals to his water cycle picture.
SO much snow play this month!
Yes, more hot chocolate shots. Also, the kids lived in their base layers this month. SO cold!
Ev is really getting into reading. She is still a beginner, but its so fun to see her gain confidence and interest. I found her reading one of her Bob books to Jon.
And then I found her reading another one to the boys in our faux fireplace. My heart.
Trying to keep them all busy all day, everyday is feat!
Valentines party at preschool co-op. We made heart shaped pancakes!
Grandparents came to visit! Yay!!! Look at Jonathan’s face here. Love this baby!
We celebrated Pam’s birthday while she was here!
My evening routine about three times a week. Trying to master that sourdough bread!
My loaf of sourdough! This is my first successful one. Except that my scoring really needs help. I bought a lame and that has made such a difference!
James starting to write his name. I love it so much.
Ev is really into writing right now. Sounding out everything and trying to figure it out. It’s fun see how she phonetically spells out words. She wrote, “I’m sad ubout TV”. Kids got grounded from the TV this month…she was really upset about it!
The lame made such a difference. Look at the scoring on this loaf! So much better.
Loaf #3. I’m getting addicted! I keep giving it away because I shouldn’t eat so much bread. Hahaha!
Love that these kids go outside no matter the weather. It was chilly this day!
Me in a nut shell this season. Coffee in hand, kids all over me, and laundry sprawled everywhere.
Did I mention we had alot of snow days this month?! hahaha
Trying to keep this little one busy, while I work with the big kids! Smash the playdough!
More weather learning and experimenting.
Ev finished the level K Primer with our curriculum. Now to the course…Level K. She was really proud of herself.
Hanging out in the back property of our house and exploring.
Look at our blackberry bushes!!
We went on a walk to the near by park/trail by our house and did more exploring.
Trying to motivate this girl to practice reading her books. Completing reading log means earning something. She earned a “hatchimal” this month.
Jon fell asleep while I was chatting with a friend. I guess the snow really tuckered him out!
We got to go on a double date with these precious people. It was such a nice time!
Curtis and I got away for Valentine’s Day. We were excited to GET OUT!
Nature days with friends.
It’s March! And spring is near!!