Week 9 – February 27 – March 5, 2012
Monday, February 27th: Henry made his own snowballs while I worked on my blog on Sunday night. We took this picture in the morning. This is fresh toilet paper jammed in the button holes of the love seat. He also told me a long story about his plans for more snowballs. He would go to the shop with Papa and pound and drill holes in a big piece of wood for a place to put more snow balls.
Tuesday, February 28th: Sword fighting is usually an outside activity (or inside when they go in the basement) at our house. Robbie wanted me to take some photos of them sword fighting for the collage we are making for his VIP days. I suggested we do it in the house, they loved that idea! BUT only if they cleaned up all their toys, dirty socks and other things (I won’t mention the other things that were picked up for this photo shoot).
We were expecting a snow storm and I was hoping for a snow day in the morning. I let the boys read late into the night. The latest and greatest thing is that Robbie is reading to Charlie. Robbie’s reading has improved a lot in the last couple months, he reads the words quickly and Charlie isn’t distracted or bored because the story is taking too long.
Wednesday, February 29th: The storm produced enough yucky weather for our school to call a snow day. We didn’t get as much snow that was predicted but enough to get us outside. We went snowshoeing around our property because it was much less work than going skiing. It is the first time this winter I was able to try out my snowshoes that I got for Christmas.
Henry got a pair of snowshoes from Jack’s Aunt Barbara last year. We were too busy skiing last year that we didn’t do much snowshoeing.
I was impressed with how well Henry did. He fell a few times and I carried him for a few minutes about halfway through our hike.
It wasn’t too difficult to keep up with the older boys because they were constantly falling and having a snowball fight. Our hike took us about an hour and a half, in the summer time this hike takes us about a half hour. I saw the boys having a blast and bit my tongue many times because I hate snowballs! Click here to read my post from last winter on snowball fights.
Thursday, March 1st: Henry has horns.
Friday, March 2nd: Henry worked very hard on this big square of Legos during the last couple days.
Henry started with an outside border and then worked on filling the inside. I could see his brain working to find the right piece for each spot. I had to show him that the single row Legos could fill those tiny spots. That made him happy. He was very proud to show Charlie this when Charlie got home from school. I needed to coach Charlie a little bit on being excited and impressed with Henry’s Legos.
After our snow day we had warm temperatures. Not that the temps really matter to Henry. He seems to think he can go outside if he at least has pants and boots on.
Saturday, March 3rd: Jack took the big boys away for the weekend to visit his brother and family. Henry and I worked on cleaning, organizing and rearranging my bedroom so it is ready for when the baby is born. I laughed to myself when I gave Henry the job to vacuum inside my dresser. I AM NOT A CLEAN FREAK! I went a little over board! I had to take this photo for my sister, Emily, she is the clean freak in the family! Who vacuums the inside of their dressers?
Sunday, March 4th: I had high hopes of making serious progress on my cleaning list. Instead we took 2+ hour naps each day, cuddled by the fire, read books, snacked every two hours. I was pleased with my progress in my bedroom and the kitchen because I made two different kinds of soup for my stash in the freezer.
I have plans to do a post on Henry’s favorite books. Because these aren’t really his favorites.
Henry’s pile of books from our cuddling and reading times: