Compared to December with all its holiday festivities, January has been a much quieter month at our house. :) Cold and rainy weather has kept us mostly indoors doing lots of school. We've enjoyed a wintry theme in our curriculum this month with a focus on hibernating animals, snowmen and snowflakes, and new words like "foraging" and "blubber." We've also done a lot of work on learning phonograms/ABCs. Meanwhile, Daddy has been hard at work building bunkbeds during all his spare time at home, which the boys love to be a part of whenever they can. Here is part 1 of our collection of pictures from this past month!
These pictures were taken at the beginning of January, so much progress has been made since then...but this is a little glimpse of how things are going with Operation Quad-Bunks!
Nathan put red cedar wood on the walls so that the bedroom would hopefully smell nice even when the boys are teenagers. :)
Our bear dens made from graham crackers and icing
Our bear dens made from tables and blankets in the living room as we studied about hibernating animals.
This activity was a HUGE hit with the boys! They have been building bear dens on a regular basis ever since!
Inside the little bears' bedroom. :)
Just had to capture the post-lunch, real-life kitchen one afternoon. This is what it looks like when we are trying to bake before dishes have been done and counters cleaned. :)
We've had three snowfalls this month, but this second one was definitely the biggest! Several inches covered the ground, and there was barely enough on the driveway to allow for a little sledding, much to the boys' delight!
Our chicken coop in the snow.
Heading off to the pole barn for sleds.
Isaac's trek down the driveway.
This is what happens when your boys have been cooped up indoors for too long. :)
Playing dress up with Mommy's winter wear.
Painting snow scenes with a special concoction that we then heated in the microwave to harden.
Playing with "arctic snow" in the bathtub!
They smelled like shaving cream for the whole next day!
And more den building in process!
Isaac was so excited to conquer his map of the United States all by himself!