Sam did 19 sit-ups in 30 seconds as part of the “Fitness Fun Test” at the Little Gym.
The birds didn’t seem to mind. He tipped a lot of the seed onto the snowy ground, which meant less work for them.
It’s hard for me to believe as I post this now that just a few hours ago Sam and I were hanging out in the back yard watching the laundry flap in the warm breeze. It’s raining now and 20 degrees colder. Tomorrow we’re supposed to have a snowstorm. As Homer Simpson once said, “Lousy Smarch weather.”
Actually, we were watching a guy load gravel into the back of a pickup truck at the local garden center, but in our hearts we were watching for spring.
I didn’t quite understand why Sam went immediately from reading Dead City, a novel about a girl zombie hunter, to reading Little Women, but I found the juxtaposition highly amusing. Apparently Little Women came up enough times in the first book to pique Sam’s curiosity. Little Women has always been one of my favorite novels. Sam says I need to give Dead City a try now.
Emma Bear got the works today: fried egg, bacon, a vitamin, AND she got to wear some fancy new duds. Note the little rag doll tucked inside her shirt? Sam’s bears have their own lovies.
Sam takes “The Plunge” at the snow tubing park at Wintergreen.
Skit in French Club today. Sam was playing the part of a dragon who helps a student pick up pencils, erasers (“gomme”) and books that have fallen out of his backpack. She looks dragon-like, doesn’t she?
I like that Sam’s growing independence includes making pancakes.
Isabella and her friends, both animate and inanimate, celebrated her first birthday on this unbelievably beautiful spring-like day. How did Sam know that it was her doll’s birthday today? Because Cabbage Patch Dolls come with birth certificates apparently!
I prefer to think of them as miniature Yorkshire puddings.
At history club today.
In snow on my walk up to the market today. It’s hard to be a pedestrian in this town sometimes.