Thea’s preschool teacher finds reasons to celebrate. During the run up to Groundhog Day, they discussed sources of light, which objects make a shadow and which ones do not. They found shadows on the playground and made shadows against the playground fence. They learned about animals that hibernate, and pretended they were those animals by building caves, burrows and tunnels.
On Groundhog Day, Thea pretended she was Punxsutawey Phil, popping out of his habitat in Punxsutawney, PA.
She’d predicted that Phil would see his shadow, and he did (meaning there will be six more weeks of winter).
Next stop on the calendar: Valentine’s Day!
And it snowed again.
We turned our attention to important things, like flossing and brushing our teeth.
Finn attended his first birthday party for a friend: Elgin turned two. They played with toy powertools and light sabers, looked at the family’s pet turtle-in-an-aquarium, and ate some good food.
Jason and Uncle Carl returned home with a load of venison meat from a friend. They weighed it all (Thea helped), and made plans to return later in the week to mix in just the right amount of pork and spices, and make sausage.
We ended our weekend with a visit from my good friend Karen and her little girls, Katie and Alexis, who are the same ages as Thea and Finn.
They say kids run warmer than we grownups do, and it must be true. The littler they are, the longer they wanted to stay outside and play.
There were lots of smiles indoors, too.