Favorite Pictures: We finally got a good snow day yesterday. Which was kind of odd, since people were walking through Central Park in t-shirts on Wednesday. We’ve had a few lackluster snows that have melted off by midmorning, but nothing to cancel school for until yesterday. When we woke up there were only a few inches, but it continued to snow all day, and by afternoon we had a decent amount of accumulation.
This kid is the best. Rob was at work, so he decided to shovel the entire walkway for us. For those not from around here, you can get a ticket if you don’t shovel the sidewalk in front of your house. They don’t really enforce it, especially not on the first day of snow, but James was very concerned we might get a ticket if someone didn’t shovel. He is definitely growing up, because this is the first year where he’s shoveled and it actually looked professional.
Favorite Quote: Violet was busy cutting kinetic sand with a plastic knife yesterday while pretending to be baking a cake when we had the following conversation.
Violet: I don’t like my life.
Me: What? Where did you hear that?
Violet: I just don’t like my life. I need a new life.
Me: What’s wrong with your life? It’s perfectly fine.
Violet: No it’s not. It’s not sharp enough. I’m getting a new life.
Me: You mean KNIFE?
Violet: Yep. I’m getting a new knife.
And then she went to the drawer and got one. And since I don’t have a picture to go with that quote, here she she is yesterday very proud because James helped her get dressed (in his boots).
Favorite Valentine’s: Several years ago someone gave us these Golden Book Vintage Valentines and I was like eh whatever, because the kids old school didn’t do a Valentine’s day card exchange. Well I am shocked to say, that somehow we held on to them for the last who knows how many years. I had completely forgotten about them until they resurfaced earlier this week. Mariyah was very excited to put them to good use and I was very excited at the prospect of getting them out of the house.
Favorite Book: A Night Divided is our kids book club selection for March. It’s about a young girl whose family is split up by the Berlin wall. Her father and one brother in the west, herself, mother, and other brother in the East. We’re only 50 or so pages in, but really enjoying it. It’s a bit advanced for Mariyah’s reading level (3rd grade), so we’ve been reading it aloud.