I’m finally getting a minute to do the February recap! For a short month, we sure did pack a lot in! Sof continues to love the iPad.
I was starting to get a complex about how much I let her stare at it. I believe I’ve mentioned before that she watches these weird videos of people narrating their play with toys. Almost like they’re critiquing the toys for the company. Just as I was thinking I might actually have to be a real parent and start limiting her time, something good began to emerge. All of the sudden she started to have an interest in play. That sounds weird, but up till now she really hasn’t shown much interest in role playing type toys. She likes crafts and games and gross motor activities, but not role play. Lately she has been spending hours playing with her toys and making them talk. She also loves to make play doh clothes for her little animals and dolls.
What mom can resist using the iPad at a restaurant?
To my defense she was coloring while she listened to her videos! This happened to be the night of the opening ceremonies for the Olympics.
Me: Look Sof, that’s Russia on the TV! That’s where you were when you were a little baby and Mommy and Daddy came to get you!
Sof: At the Olympics?
Lost in translation.
This particular iPad scene had a very important purpose. Mark and I
wasted countless hours spent lots of quality time together watching “Breaking Bad”. It’s addicting. On this Saturday morning we wanted HAD to see another episode. So armed with the iPad and a cereal box to block her view, we parked our kid at the table so we could watch TV.
When she’s not staring at the iPad, we really do encourage enriching experiences! Like the science fair at Lexi’s school. Coolest. Science. Fair. Evah.
We also play games. Her current favorites are Hi Ho Cheerio and Chutes and Ladders.
We’ve also been loving our library.
While there Sof wanted to play on the computer. I suddenly realized she does not know how to use a mouse. It’s never occurred to me that all she uses at home are touchscreens!
Happy Hearts week at dance with Miss Kelli.
Valentine Tea in my classroom that Sof attended. We were doing a dance!
Also Valentine themed, we held a fundraiser 31 party. I say “we”, because the girls really helped and got excited about it. Adrienne sold raffle tickets at the dance studio, and Lexi helped with preparations. It was a wonderful night of ladies supporting ladies, and we raised a nice amount of cash for Grace and Ryan. No one should have to battle breast cancer AND go in debt while doing it!
Plus Sof got some time with Alexander! They played well together all night!
How about some sleeping Sof pics?
Of course there has to be some grown up night out pics too!
Wanna see the cookies from Sof’s cookie and cream ice cream? Too bad, she wants to show you anyway.
We had dinner out with Grandma Linda.
We had lunch out with Grandma Linda.
We had lunch out with mommy.
And we had lunch at home.
I had lots of making turkey burgers and yogurt with granola for Adrienne’s dance dinners. I make em’ and drop them off, she eats em’.
Volleyball is back! We play this Friday for Make a Wish. Good thing the money raised doesn’t depend on us winning!
My crazy, fun, supportive colleagues. Still wearing our pink shirts on every other Friday in support of our PE teacher who just finished her last round of radiation this month! Woohoo!
We did a lot of good, fun, things in the month of February! If only we could see some little glimpse of a break in the weather! It has remained so cold the kids can’t even play in all the snow we have! The girls braved it one day, but I wasn’t willing to go out for the picture. Only through the glass!
This particular day it took me over an hour to get to work. I was LATE! The teacher was LATE!
Two weeks into March and we had a snow day today. No. More. Snow. Go away winter. I am done with you!