January was busy as usual for us! We enjoyed celebrating Mima’s (Derick’s mom’s) birthday early in the month, then Derick started his second semester of law school and Israel started back to school too (preschool/kindergarten work at home). We enjoyed several fun outings with the boys, as well as some firsts for Israel: first time to build a snowman and the first time to go sledding!
What did your January look like?
What are some ways you keep/kept your littles busy during the winter months?
Aunt Josie and Sam having fun at the Amazeum Israel and Aunt Jenni at the Amazeum Jill and mom (Michelle) Jill and Sam mixing stuff Henry and Sam picking apples Israel and Spurgie making food at in the cabin at the Amazeum Sam and “mamaw” (Grandma) Josie, Sam and Mamaw Jenni, Jill, Sam and Mamaw Snack time Date night at one of our favorite place, KJ Sushi and Korean BBQ in Fayetteville, AR Happy Sam Selfie by Israel Sam gets cuddles from Mima The boys having fun at the park Israel trying the monkey bars with Papa helping Sam with his serious face Manis and pedis for Mima’s (Cathy’s) birthday Mima’s cake (Israel helped make it). Israel and Mima Mima and Bawpaw (Derick’s mom and stepdad) Playing “Guess Who?” with Uncle Josiah Playing “Life” with Siah and Lauren Israel practicing his measuring skills New olive lover in the family These boys love Paw Patrol…Israel’s favorite is Chase The boys playing outside Sam loves to eat! lol Israel’s first time to play in the snow Derick and Israel playing in the snow Israel’s first snow angel Israel’s first snowman! Israel’s first time to sled…and it was only on a cookie sheet. lol Now we have a real sled and are just waiting for it to snow again! 🙂 Back inside after the snow Sam wants to go outside too! Israel wanting to hitch a ride to school with Derick Letter writing practice in shaving cream (mat from @elroainspired Instagram) Snacktime Sam tryin’ to sneak a cookie 😉 Wrestle time with papa! Sam helping mommy in the kitchen… …making sweet potato fries (recipe in our “recipes” section of our site) Israel loved his BBQ Tunafish snack (recipe on our site)… …sam did too! Israel working on his math (Math-u-see curriculum) Sam coloring (mat from @elorainspired on Instagram). We use them for EVERYTHING!! …and we need to practice some more before letting sam loose. lol. This is how we ended up! Sticker time (@busytoddler on instagram idea) Momma love A “twin” carrot that Mima (Derick’s mom, Cathy) saved for Israel Mima (Cathy) reading to some of her boys Israel loves making silly faces Israel during math time lunch with the boys snack time with the boys Math time with Israel (mat from @elorainspired on Instagram). We write on them with washable markers and dry erase markers. Jill and nephew, Jaxon Dillard Israel with his cousin, Jax Jax, Dan and Israel Jax and Jill The boys checking out the snow Car-schooling with Israel (Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons book).
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