A Fly Away Month

Weekly Happenings: It seems like January just flew by. I could hardly believe it when I saw Valentines’ Day stuff starting to pop up (but here we are and it’s February 4th). We didn’t do too much out of the ordinary other than enjoy the nice weather by going outside (either to the park or to go ride bikes with friends). It was nice to get out of the house and into the sunshine!

The Weekly Weather: It’s been gorgeous! There have been one or two cold days thrown into the mix, but other than that, it’s been warmer, sunny, and breezy. I can hardly believe it!

I came across this on Facebook and couldn’t help but laugh. It rings true!

What Paul’s Been Up To: He’s been busy with work, school, church, etc. I forgot to mention it last week, but he installed a new thermostat in our house that will automatically switch from heat to AC depending on what temperature it gets to. It’s so nice not having to worry about switching it back and forth, like we’ve had to do on occasion in the past.

What Sarah’s Been Up To: Not too much on my part…mainly just keeping the kids happy and healthy and making sure the house doesn’t look a total wreck. I did weed both the front and the back yards…and made sure to take plenty of Aleve afterward, haha.

What Joseph’s Been Up To: He’s been enjoying school and has especially been enjoying their class pets: two hissing cockroaches and a guinea pig. It’s funny how one of the cockroaches got its name (the other one hasn’t been named yet since they just got it on Friday; the first one they’ve had for a bit over a week). Apparently Joseph’s teacher forgot both her glasses and her contacts at home, so she called her husband to see if he could bring them to her. The kids really loved meeting Mr. Adams. Fast-forward to the end of the day when it was time to name the cockroach: they were listing off name suggestions and were going to vote to find the best name. One of the kids suggested Mr. Adams…guess which name won? Mrs. Adams said that he (the real Mr. Adams) wasn’t quite sure how to take it, haha. The guinea pig’s name is much more conventional: Cocoa. 🙂

What Abigail’s Been Up To: She had a pretty good start to the week, but then had a bit of a rough ending to it. She picked up something that gave her a fever and then added goopy eyes to the mix. I’m still not sure if it’s allergies or an illness. If it is an illness, it seems to be viral, since she is slowly getting better without needing antibiotics…but it could also have been triggered by allergies. I really don’t know. Hopefully she’ll continue to get better, because she really, really doesn’t like getting her eyes cleaned out.

This Week in Pictures:

She loves hats…and I love the one she chose. 😉 She was trying to take it off when I told her I wanted to take her picture. She then stopped and gave me that grin…Is it possible that she understands? haha
Alas, my phone’s camera doesn’t do it justice, but the sky was super pretty one morning. That white dot is a huge full moon and the clouds were such a pretty shade of pinky-purpley-orange.
Valentines’ Day door decor. I’ve forgotten just how many years ago I made this with stuff from my craft bins.
I added some paper hearts (another thing I made a few years back) to my “rest of the year” decorations.
I found some inexpensive signs to add to the Valentines’ decor a bit. I found these two…
…as well as this one.
I started with a baby in a hat, and I’ll finish with one. 😉 A good friend gave me a bag of clothes her daughter has outgrown and this hat was in there. Abigail automatically tried to get it onto her head and was rather tickled when I put it on for her. 🙂

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