Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Love you to the moon and back

The sun has been shining the last few days, and it seems like we all have a little more energy and motivation. Here's a little recap of what we've been up to:

We went to the February Home Depot kids' workshop. The boys made mini Cornholes, decorated in Valentine heart stickers. :)

We thought of my sister Hannah on what would have been her 34th birthday. I always wonder what it would be like if she were still here.

"Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal." 2 Corinthians 4:16-18

August is walking so proficiently, almost running after his brothers, and he is constantly finding things he's not supposed to have.

 Since we're home so much, we do a lot of baking. I've been really convicted to stay away from dyes and preservatives, so we make our own bread in the breadmaker, bake desserts from scratch, and use the McCormick "Color from Nature" dyes when we want to make things a little prettier.

After the cupcakes, Nolan gave me a Gold Medal in baking. (We really enjoyed watching the Olympics as a family for two weeks!)

 Every time August hears the dog next door, he woofs, and heads toward the nearest window! 

This is how I found him one day. . . in the bucket, holding a sword. :)

The day before Groundhog Day, I had the boys write and draw their predictions. Both said that they would see his shadow. And, they were right!

We got all the Groundhog Day books we could find at the library, and read them all morning.

This was our first time making pancake art, and it was really fun!

We did a week study on the 5 Senses! I want to post the photos of the books that we read, in case anyone is interested in seeing our themes. I thought that, "I Hear a Pickle" and "How Do Animals Use Their Five Senses?" were the best ones here.

In the last month, August has gotten SO interested in books! He is always climbing on our laps with one of his favorites.

We go to the library every Friday afternoon, and that's a highlight of our week.

We have had a few really warm February days (including today!), and it has felt so good to be outside!

However, one Sunday morning was very icy, so we stayed home. Nolan decided he wanted to give us a sermon from his Bible!

 And he fittingly called church that morning, "Home Covanit Church", and helped me make church coffee, complete with chocolate chips sprinkled on top.

This is what my life looks like most days. The boys are always building something! :)

Nolan and Ephraim were ALL about Valentine's Day. They spent two days making many, many cards. They thought it was really funny when I wrote on their Valentines, "I love you to the moon and back." And Nolan responded, "I love you to Pluto and back!"

We made the boys individual heart-shaped pizzas for dinner.

 And I didn't know that Steve was planning on buying this heart-shaped pizza for me from Giordano's! It was the best! He also brought home my favorite dark chocolate sea salt caramels from Aldi. #goodman

These are some of the Valentine books that we own, and some that we got from the library. August LOVES the Daniel Tiger one!

Enjoy the last day and a half of February! We're ready for you, March!!!

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