(Wrote this on Thursday...didn't get it proofread until today, Sunday, just so you know)
Well hello! Another long absence. I was hoping that if I had waited this long to blog, I'd at least have some springish pictures to share, but there was an actual blizzardy snowstorm today. (and I didn't photograph it...but trust me). Days are getting longer and that's a joyful thing.
This photo must be from early February when the girls felt like pretending it was summer. Wishful thinking for sure.
Turns out, the girls are old enough for a little Rummikub...sorting numbers by order and/or colour? How simple and skill building is that?? Katie has started requesting "games night" every so often after dinner. A worthy reason to skip cleaning the kitchen, don't you think? (of course, I'd take any excuse!)
The Organic Box, a weekly delivered box of organic vegetables. I like supporting local (or fair trade) growers and having it delivered is a treat too. The customer service is great...we get an email on Saturday telling us what's in our Thursday delivery and we have until Tuesday to make substitutions...tired of mushrooms, add more kale! The girls get excited looking in the box when it comes. And today, they shared a mushroom, raw, right from the box. Wow. =) By the way, my newest favourite version of Kale Salad, is this one.
Yogaglo.com...did I tell you that yet? On line yoga classes for 18$ a month. Great quality and lots of choice. It's amazing, fun and challenging if I want it to be, and I'm down a size in my favourite jeans...not like I was trying, but just having the ability to practice at my own convenience...I'm doing more yoga now and it's treating me well. They have beginner stuff too, and loads of great tutorials, so I'm not sure who you are, reading this, but with a 2 week free trial, it's worth a look.
Katie is a star in school...the latest meet the teacher was great. Katie has done some amazing work. The word "perfect" may have been mentioned. We do have to work on some performance anxiety, but I would say we already knew that, so we just need to think a bit and find ways to encourage her in a low pressure way to deal with new/uncomfortable situations. Also, she is READING. Totally is able to sound out words and read. I would say she's probably been capable for a while, given that Ben and I have had trouble spelling in front of her for a few months. We are still reading to her mostly, but if 'm busy, I can see her pick up a book and can tell she's reading some of it. And doing vey well with her French early reader books that come home every week. This week's book had a great line that had both girls giggling (about a monster who likes honey) "Il aime le miel et les chausettes" (he likes honey and socks)...tons of giggles.
Can I say what a joy it is to raise these two girls? They are both so smart and funny and kind and imaginative. The growth I see in them is awesome truly. I am excited that we are on spring break and get to spend some extra time together next week (Ben has just one more day!).