Thursday, February 20, 2014

Winter Weather

This has been an unusual winter.  We have seen snow quite a few times and even had 2 decent snow storms.  Since the last week in January, daycare has been closed for almost 5 full days because of snow.  We have loved every minute of it!

After the first "big" snow we had (we only got a couple of inches), Sims wanted to stay out in it for hours upon hours.  He had so much fun sledding, and he and Jason walked all over the neighborhood to find good places to sled.  Even sledding into a bush and having the snow from the bush fall on him didn't put a damper on Sims' love of sledding.

The snow/ice storm last week didn't deliver very good sledding snow, but Sims still had a fun time out in it. 

I just loved hearing the excitement in his voice the day after it snowed.  He woke up that morning, and the first thing he did was look through the blinds to see the snow.  Then he said, "Mama, the snow's still here!"  We're just not used to having snow last more than a day around here.

I know everyone is ready for spring, and the wonderful weather this week has been great, but I would still get excited about more snow.  I know Sims agrees with me.  He is definitely a fan of snow!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Merritt at 4 Months

Merritt is changing and learning fast!  This month she has found her toes and loves to grab them, stare at them, and even put them in her mouth.  Since it's the winter, her feet are usually covered up, so she plays with them the most on the changing table, when they are finally free. 

Everything now goes in her mouth, not just her toes.  Bibs, burp cloths and now toys all go straight to her mouth.

Yes, she plays with toys now!  I think this is a biggie.  Actually, her version of playing is grabbing it and putting it in her mouth, but that's much more than she could do last month.  She is very deliberate about grabbing the toys, and it is so cute to watch.  She works so hard at grabbing them, even though it is getting easier by the day.  Of course, the first thing she does with it is put it in her mouth.

She is rolling over with authority now.  Once she rolls over, she gets bored quickly though.  If she has her arms underneath her to hold her up, she can be happy for a while looking around.  She even took a nap on her belly this weekend because she rolled over into that position and fell asleep.

I think her favorite person in the world is Sims.  She loves to watch him do about anything, and she smiles so big when he smiles at her.  I am so happy that these two love each other so much!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day was fairly uneventful for us, and it really didn't seem like Valentine's Day at all.  Daycare was closed due to the snow, so Sims didn't have a school party or get any valentines from his classmates.  We gave small gifts to the kiddos, but other than that it felt like any other day (where we all stay home, and Jason works the whole day, and I work during nap-time. You know, the usual... Ok, so not like just any other day.) 

This Wednesday Sims' class is having their make-up Valentine's Day party, and he is very excited to give his friends the valentines that he worked so hard to complete.

He decided to give his friends stampers, so I found a cute online printable to go with them.  He really worked so hard writing all of his classmates' names on the valentines.  All 22 of them!  It was great practice for him, and we completed all of them in 2 sittings.  Luckily the snow days helped us with this, since we were a little behind getting them printed.  He had a lot of fun working on them, and he took great care in choosing which stamper to give to each of friends.  So now they are all in clear bags and ready to go.  Check!

I hope everyone enjoyed their Valentine's Day!