Around here lately...
My boy has missed a lot of school due to icy roads in the county. And I'm going on almost 2 full weeks of having this winter cold/sinus/crud. I think I'm over it and then it shows up again. So he and I have been hanging out at home. I try to work and he find ways to entertain himself. Today he made up a show for two puppets based on The Lego Movie we saw over the weekend. He drew scenes on a white board. I just love to see his drawings. He's also been into creating his own version of Apple products called Pear. He probably got the idea from watching old iCarly episodes that have a Pear on their computer equipment. All the missing school means that he will be going until June even though he started the first week of August. (My girl goes to city schools and hasn't had many snow days so she'll be out much earlier.)
I learned you can eat too many almonds in one sitting. So you can have too much of a good thing. I'm only telling you this because I don't want you to experience what I experienced! Google it if you want to know what can happen. It wasn't pretty.
I've been taking Mati Rose's Daring Adventures in Paint class. I set up a card table in the corner of the dining room and also have supplies set up on some Skandia shelves (I worked for The Container Store a long time ago and loved it there so I'm happy to promote them) and in this fun cart I ordered from Ikea. It's like a mini studio. Having the art supplies out and handy means that I and the whole rest of the family have gotten in on the act of creating.
We celebrated hubby's birthday. He's getting way too close to qualifying for senior status in some places.
My boy and I made his own valentines this year for his class party. I cut pink card stock, he chose a design using some heart stamps I had and then wrote this sweet note to each classmate, and I attached them to a goodie bag. Kinda proud of both of us. So much better than the cheesy ones you can buy anywhere.
Last week was the first annual Play Therapy Awareness Week campaign to spread knowledge of play therapy. The Association for Play Therapy posted this video. I adore it.