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Can't Get Enough Of This Everyday Love

February, like January, saw sun and snow. It also saw Logan start his second month at the Montessori school. While it ended up not fitting his needs, they did do some great stuff. Below he is filling out a card that is "Owl about me!" I added photos of his family, friends, favorite things, etc. He did all of the coloring. This was the first time Logan seemed really into coloring. He has always liked painting, but picking up crayons has never been a big thing with him.

I tried to do a "space" theme for January, but I never did it justice. However, I feel like I gave our February theme of "fairy tales" a decent amount of effort. We built a castle, painted it, wrote words for our letters of the week on it, got books at the library to match our theme, watched fairy tale episodes of Super Why (a PBS cartoon) and more. We had a great time. The theme idea came from a great school in Albuquerque called Miss Kelly's Academy. She really helped us to get started, and it dramatically improved our lives.

Painting our castle.

Checking out our brick painting.

Playing in the castle.

No bunny bean bags allowed.

Yes, I think he likes it.

Testing its stability.

That's right, I closed the draw bridge.

Then we had some visitors in February. In fact we saw them a lot in February and March.  I guess technically they are visiting our neighbors, as they are eating the neighbor's bird food. However, their droppings tell me that they were in our yard a lot.

I'm not a fan of being out in the cold now that I am older, but how can I stay inside when soccer calls?

Plus, we had to check out the enormous wall of snow built by the neighborhood kids!

Our lips sure didn't like February (or lip balm).

As February always does, it brought Valentine's Day. This year Logan helped me make special treats for dear ones and for his classmates.
Must be properly dressed to make special treats.

I'll have him making me cakes and cookies in no time.

Front of our Valentines Cards
Inside of our card with the special treat.

This is side one of our play dough mats that we gave his classmates.

Side two and the play dough hearts we handed out. I loved giving something other than candy.

The next special treat for the month was my attempt at Logan's Bowser cake (Bowser is the bad guy in the Super Mario video games). Of course the weather did not allow us to have his birthday party (again), but at this point I was still hopeful that it would happen.
Butter cream painting

Just a few photos to show you my technique. I'm just piping on wax paper, with small tips. Then it goes in the freezer.

I should have started with the small parts first. Glad I got a 2nd shot in March.

Meanwhile it was doing this outside.

The next day Logan delivered his Valentine's cards at school. They had a great Post Office and gear to really set the mood.

I think it was a successful first part of the month, minus the once-again delayed birthday party.


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