We’re all finally getting over whatever it was that we had. The coughs are the last things to go and the coughs are the WORST.
Ellie has felt like playing again, she took her trunk apart so she could pack for Hogwarts. Packing for Hogwarts is one of William Henry’s favorite games.
For whatever reason (peer pressure? people are always knitting socks), I started a sock on the way to Disney World.
I haven’t knit a sock in years. It’s a Take Five (kathy b peer pressure similar color even ellie picked it). Take 5 is also one of my favorite candy bars. I’m working on the gusset.
Here are the Valentines that Ellie made to mail to people.
Here is the Valentine she made for me. It’s so big I had to assemble it and then I made a movie.
Here is the Valentine I drew for Michael.
And here is where we were on Valentine’s Day! (another video)
It was super fantastically awesome until Ellie got a fever and we had to come home early. Michael has a fever now too so early departure was a really good decision.
I find the toys a little disturbing before they get put together.
Last week I was reading Ellie a poem in Carole’s blog post (because I do that: read stuff to my kid) and she noticed that Carole’s little word of the year was ‘peace.’ She thought that was awesome, that we should also have a little word of the year, and it wasn’t the end of January yet so it wasn’t too late. Introducing the 2017 Word of the Year….HUG.
“Marshmallow” was the runner up. We’re all kinds of deep and philosophical over here.
We’ve still got quite a few trees that were killed in one of the big storms a while back. They drop limbs every now and then and the woodpeckers enjoy them. Occasionally, a regular-size storm pushes one down.
Ellie made a surfer out of some of the pieces.
ETA: Ellie keeps walking over to the window to check: “Yep. That tree is still down.”
“I have also decided to stick with love…Hate is too great a burden to bear.”
-Martin Luther King, Jr.-
This is actually a tiny fractured bit of the whole speech (“Where Do We Go From Here?”) given at the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1967. You can read the full transcript here.