Already a month into 2017. January sure went by fast. Yet at the same time it was a month of adjustment, rather than new beginnings.
We went back to doing school after nearly a month-long break. Kids went back to their extracurricular activities. I went back to my work and had a very productive month. Life moves in measured paces more or less, with a crazy day here and there of course.
We went to see Star Wars the Power of Costume in Denver Art Museum, and we absolutely loved it, such a large and thorough exhibit. Local people, if you haven’t yet, definitely go and take a look, it’s on until April.
D. did three days of World Peace Game with our homeschool group. It was such a valuable experience for him and made him think about current events more.
School was mostly “getting into the swing of things” and hopefully it will be better in February.
Gray and white cold days, splashes of color of mundane things – the combination seemed comforting somehow
My favorite moment was probably playing with Excentric Cinema book by Beatrice Coron. Kids had so much fun moving shadows and making up stories
I ended up making one of my own papercuts out of black paper and it worked too
Kids read (beyond a pile of re-reads):
D. read Pax by Sara Pennypacker and White Fang by Jack London
C. read BFG by Roald Dahl and Amazing Animal Stories by Quentin Blake
Mama read Spaceman by Mike Massimino and absolutely loved it
I have opened a bookstagram with most of our reads. Come and take a look. I have a Litsy account under the same username too.
So this was our January. February looks quite busy, but it is also shorter. I hope to keep the measured pace and not give in to the crazy moments.