afternoon art

The big boys have discovered a new website to help kids draw. They have spent several afternoons drawing for hours really, The drawings are done in sharpie marker and they have come out so neat. The instructor is this cool guy and he has comic book, movie and book characters. plus a ton of other things so it really appeals to the boys. While they are boys are busy, I spend some time with the two little ones just having fun making different kinds of art. They loved dipping and stamping the circles. It's always fun to see how it will come out.


Harkin is very into his numbers these days. He loves this hundreds board and will sit for long periods of time matching the numbers. He also loves to count and has made it all the way to one hundred by himself. He needs a little help when he gets to the tens but then keeps on going. It fascinates me how much he loves numbers. I got him his own special Count to Ten book- its "his work" when the boys are doing their lessons. It's a coloring book but he absolutely loves it. My little man is growing up and not so little any more.


My sweet Landon went and turned eleven already! He is getting so big and learning how to be a young man every day. We had a great day at the new Smuggs Fun Zone. Lots of neat things to do and of course a few video games to mesmerize them all. After several hours of play we came home to try out the new presents, have a yummy meal and make your own brownie sundaes.  A little different than normal but very sweet- just like my guy.

high fives

Harkin was being such a great big brother and helping Izzy as she put these puzzles together. He would tell her if she needed to turn the piece around and the area it should go. She really is quite good at them, just needs a little guidance. Once a puzzle was finished they were both so excited and would high five. It was so heart warming to listen to and observe.

busy hands

The littles have been enjoying the art cabinet on a daily basis while the big boys are busy with their lessons. However, this day they all joined in. Watching them all abstractedly create together was such fun.

storm stella

We ended up with about 4 feet of snow after 3 days of it falling steadily. Everyone was quite excited. We all stayed home and snuggled inside the first day and then headed out to play. Issabelle could not walk in it and as you can see she is not happy about. All the boys thought it was great fun and there has been igloo making, sledding and snowball fights. The temps have been staying on the cold side and we just got another foot of snow yesterday so we are still in the midst of winter. Loving every minute of it!!
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