This week will feature a photo diary of all the happenings since the weeks of December flew by. It was before Christmas when I last posted, the Advent season which now seems a distant memory. At the front of the agenda these days are weathering blizzards and stir crazy kids with cabin fever! My best defense is to get the kids outside as much as possible, exercise, good rest, plenty of water, and lots of inside and outside crafts!
The main events that have occurred since my last post are as follows: Natalie turned 2 on December 16th!, sickness and more sickness with a week of giardia/diarrhea for a 2 and 3 year old (THAT was rough!), Christmas festivities, New Year’s celebration, the death and funeral of Dan’s Grandpa Brouwer, a 4 day weekend on my own while Dan attended the funeral in Missouri with 2 sick kids, an ice storm, and then a few good blizzards! We are now on the good side of health! Woohoo!
Anna turned 6 mos. a few days ago, and is such a joy! She laughs hysterically at the antics of Nathan and Natalie. She loves her Jumperoo, which is why it was a minor crisis when the seat latches broke! Thankfully a good friend came to the rescue, using her tent straps to repair, and it’s good as new! She can almost sit by herself and hates to be left out of anything. She has an iron fist and holds on to toys and objects for dear life, hoping to get them in her mouth! She loves to be outside with the kids, who pull her around in the baby sled. She talks to me in the afternoons when the kids are sleeping and we have some great one-on-one time when toddler energy isn’t being thrust in her face. And when I get around to it, she’s ready for baby food; pureed pumpkin from our garden has always been our first offering. And now, pictures…..
I know there are a million little bits of news in the last month, but I’m sticking with the highlights! It’s 9pm Wednesday night and we just put the kids to bed 30 minutes ago, after playing outside on a huge pile of snow for an hour! It was completely calm and balmy in the 30’s after a high of zero or -1 the last few days! The kids and I forged a path up the pile, which at the top puts us in the Maple tree, and then I fashioned a slide. Tonight Dan helped start on a fort, so we stayed up later to enjoy some rare beautiful winter weather!
And that’s the news on this birthday-Christmas-New-Year’s-blizzard month on the farm!