I’ve seen predictions that this winter is going to be a tough one, so I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that this week it snowed in October for the first time since we moved to Massachusetts. Lily especially was thrilled! She is too young to remember snow from last year, and she found the cold white crystals fascinating. She didn’t stay out for very long, since she refuses to wear a coat. Wearing this sweater was a major compromise from her point of view. Luckily she is happy to wear her pink hat that Aunt K made and sent her.
Like much of the Northeast, we have since had quite a bit more snow. Writing at 11pm Saturday night, we have lost a large chunk of our largest tree, but no more damage – and the power is still on. Hopefully that lasts, and this storm doesn’t cause too much damage.
I spent half of this week quite ill, so we didn’t do anything very exciting. Thanks to modern medicine, I am doing much better! Emma spent a few hours teaching Johnny and Lily “school”, and we spent a lot of time drawing and painting. My big accomplishment of the week was getting in and out of Costco with a week’s worth of groceries in under half an hour. Having only Lily along for the trip definitely helped, along with a shopping list written to match the store’s layout! Mike was in town this week, and we all enjoyed having him home in the evenings!
Emma and Johnny are both enjoying school. Johnny is in a social skills class in preschool this year. He really enjoys it, and it is helping a lot. It is so exciting to have him climb in the car and start telling me about his day!
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