“A sneeze is a breeze in your nose!”
It’s from a book of children’s poems and Nathan loves to say it every time someone sneezes….which is quite often. Well, I start it, and he fills in with the words “breeze” and “nose.” And then giggles. It’s pretty cute. His latest significant phrases are “right there” as he points to wherever the item or toy should go. And when he helps me in the kitchen, he says “some” a lot, indicating he would like to eat some, as in lick the batter off the spoon, or take a bite of the muffin, or check the flavor of the soup.
Twice this week we had visitors in the house. Our sewing machine and bed set were put up for sale on a Facebook rummage site in preparation for Natalie’s nursery and joint toy room. They sold quickly and Nathan had a blast showing the buyers what to do and where to go. He went up and down the stairs in record time, flying past the men moving the furniture like a wild cheetah hunting for prey. He was SO hyper and I thought it was a great distraction since we don’t go out much. Partly because of the weather and the exhaustion it causes me, and partly because I don’t want to expose the kids to the sicknesses going around.
Friday morning I felt refreshed after a good night’s sleep, and was ready to brave an outing. I took Nathan and Natalie to the toddler reading time at the library where we listened to books, sang and danced to music and made a groundhog out of construction paper with googly eyes as a craft in honor of Groundhog Day. Then we drove down the street to the newest coffee shop in Luverne, Wildflower, and I braved 20 minutes of a chai tea latte before rushing home to get Nathan down for his nap and Natalie fed.
The seed magazines are piled up, and the first planting of onions have been started in the basement. We still need to order a few seeds, not many, mostly some more cut flowers I’d like to try this year. Thinking about the garden makes me excited for spring, sunshine, green grass and planting season.
Natalie is seven weeks old and so alert. She sleeps great, and several times when I’ve been snuggling with her, she has outright laughed in her dreamy state. It was so funny and cute! She coos and smiles and talks to whoever is holding her. Her eyelashes are getting darker and really makes for a pretty smile. She was showing off at my sister-in-law’s Super Bowl Party, flashing a smile and talking. Nathan had no idea there was a football game, he just wanted to chase after our niece’s new puppy. They have about the same energy level, so it was a fair match. He got to stay up past his bedtime to see the end of the game. Dan and I enjoyed much needed time with family and friends, eating wonderful food and enjoying the big screen game.
And that’s the news from this Groundhog-Day-and-Super-Bowl-week on the farm!