Last night we had our first snow of this winter. It was only an inch or two, but it reminded me of one of the reasons I love snow. The bright white covering reflects so much more light than the muddy grass and dead leaves underneath it all. There is beautiful sunlight streaming through all of our windows today!
We have been passing our winter days at home, doing lots of creating, building, and reading. Nearing the end of the pregnancy and my energy is low, so the kids are forced to find creative ways to keep themselves busy around the house. We have had some nice days, which allowed them to play outside. The rest of the time has been pretty quiet (as quiet as it can be with 5 kids with lots of energy).
I’m spending lots of time sitting and resting, so my creative energy is going into less strenuous projects like knitting and drawing.
The bigger kids have been playing more games. It’s been nice to have two old enough to play together without help from an adult. This week they have played mancala, Sorry (a few times), and nature bingo.
The castle blocks have been out most of the week— often just in a pile on the floor—but they have also been made into large castle structures when the one-year-old isn’t nearby to keep knocking them down.
And he’s been getting lots of reading done!