I keep seeing these posts where folks are wishing winter away. No. Don't rush winter. It's a lovely, lovely thing to slow down, read books, do art, slow cook, do some forgotten crafts (Audra's phase this week is making cheese), get those seeds in order and do some winter sports (we've been alternating between snowshoes, skis, ice skates and sleds). I'm in no hurry for winter to be over.
My "Old Fashioned" Dress
Art with Lines
In December, I led a 6 part series...Dabble and Babble: Art with Lines. Kids did an art challenge and then enjoyed games.
Aiming to record what I did so I don't forget! And if you want to do the series, go ahead!
Above are my examples, here are my kids' finished products.
A Good Book and a New Hobby
We absolutely loved Lyddie by Katherine Paterson. The girls have been playing "Lyddie and Rachel" from the book.
Happy Birthday to this dude! We treated him to days of his fave foods, whoopie pies and gifts were lots and lots of chocolatey stuff.
Two storms down this week, one to go the day after tomorrow. Storm one we lost internet for days. Storm two we lost power for a day and internet for a day and a half. The next storm is brewing. It's heavy, heavy snow with lots of trees snapping. Thankful we have a generator for our home, we are already used to gathering around the fire to cook on the wood.
We have plenty of books and things to do.
I also snuck a pic of an Adrian hug.
Oh yes, SNOW!
We're SO HAPPY for the snow. Not happy that our internet cable is on the ground, but the snow is making up for that woe. Adrian was shoveling at like 5am.
He, of course, needed to do his regular waving routine. One of his waving pals plowed the heavy mess the town snowplow left at the end of the driveway, but he shoveled the rest.
Winter in Southern Maine has been snow, melt, mud, snow, melt, mud on repeat. We can easily walk in our backyard with our regular boots.
There's definitely no ice skating at home (although we are thankful to have a local rink). Kids would love more chance to ice skate at home.
Mama Made: Matching American Girl Dolls
She wanted me to make her a new dress and a matching dress for her American Girl doll. I decided to find fabric I already made something for her and use the fabric to make a coordinating American Girl dress. She is quite happy!