Our schedule has been relaxing and I've been enjoying this stage of life so much. We don't have anything setting our schedule (e.g. going to school) and we get to decide what our days look like. Our days are filled with makeshift tents, reading books, naps, building blocks, coloring, potty breaks, play-doh, snacks, magna-doodles, love, pj's all day, cuddling, and of course cleaning the house somewhere in there.
I've been impressed at how well the kids have continued to play together since we've been couped up this whole month. We only get out 1-2 times per week because there has been snow or crazy-below-zero temps. We've had some play-dates when the weather has allowed for it.
If you were a fly on our wall you would never guess that it's winter outside. Our house is a sunny 75 and based on my kids clothing choice they look every bit of sunny 75. Ari refuses to wear anything else but shorts...and Evangeline anything but summer dresses. If Ari starts the spring off with a tan already, you will know why. Who says you need to be outdoors in order to get some sun? Not this kid.
Selah on the other hand looks every bit like it's winter because she doesn't get to have an opinion yet. :)
If he ever gets cold in the house he still refuses to put on any clothes. Why would he do that when he has a nice warm vent to stand on? Seriously, who's kid is that? You will find me with several layers on even in the middle of summer. I like to be warm.
Ari helped her make a cradle for her babies. They are such good friends.
He also helped get her a snack while I was feeding the baby. She no longer sits in this chair but decided she was going to since I wasn't there to object. She climbed right in and Ari served her. Good friends. Big helper. So independent.
Ari continues to be such a big helper with Selah too. He is her biggest cheerleader and gets excited when she starts to do new things. He will belly laugh from the silly things she does and wants to hold her or carry her around ALL the time. We will continue to enjoy the peaceful days of January because I have a feeling February is going to get busy.