We all enjoyed getting to know Anna better in January! Her personality is showing more and more – she continues to be very outgoing and friendly, and she loves it when her brother and sisters do silly things to entertain her! She is getting better at sitting up and is an expert at tummy time, but no sign of teeth or actually moving anywhere (apart from teeth irritating her gums and frustrating over not getting where she wants to go). The above picture of Emma and Anna is in a tie for my favorite photo of the month with this one of Mike with Anna.
January goals hit a few bumps, although cardboard crafting was the only real casualty. I did some sewing instead – this doll quilt, some cloth wipes, and a shopping cart cover, which may eventually make an appearance here if I get around to it. There’s still a slight chance I’ll get something made out of cardboard before the month ends tomorrow… the kids went back to school and Johnny promptly got a stomach bug; thankfully the rest of the family was spared. Then I spent a week in denial about having strep, followed by another week getting over a very bad case of strep. Sometimes stubbornness pays off, and sometimes it doesn’t. The kids are well settled into school, and I decluttered quite a bit – including toys. We had a sort-of surprise visit from my mom, which we thoroughly enjoyed. She was up here because one of my sisters is at a Boston hospital for expert treatment for a health problem, which is the downside – but we got to visit my sister, too, and she is doing all right.
In February, I want to focus on:
- Celebrating Emma’s birthday – seven years old!!! Focus area: gratitude
- Enjoy our school vacation week. Focus areas: gratitude and education.
- Work on organization. Focus areas: responsibility and simplicity
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