I just downloaded the photos from my phone. Apparently I hadn't done that since February 9 (usually I download every day or two). I think that's indicative of the pace of things around here, lately. It feels like a bit much but it's all good stuff.
Today Biscuit passed her orange belt test on trumpet. I may never get the tune of My Dreidel out of my head. At least not until the next belt test song replaces it. In band, they get little pieces of yarn on their instrument for each test they pass. I think the colors are modeled after martial arts. She will work really hard for a piece of yarn + teacher approval. On a related note, she gets her braces off soon and I'm hoping that will help her with trumpet.
She is getting really good at cooking. She made us breakfast in bed with absolutely no help--eggs, pancakes, toast, coffee and milk.
Speaking of eggs, the one chicken that still lays eggs has started laying again. The other hens seem to have given up laying (they are 5 years old, I guess it's okay)
Oscar is taking. everything. apart. A toolbox seemed like a fun Christmas idea but now he has screwdrivers and he knows how to use them. His favorite is locking the bathroom door, shutting it and then popping the lock with the screwdriver. If you lock our bathroom door for privacy, beware.
The weather has been sunny and warm and the trees and flowers are blooming. I know we need snow but it's really beautiful.
Oscar is really into imaginative play. I love watching him out the window playing in the backyard and listening to him make up stories when he doesn't think anyone is listening.
I'm supposed to be finalizing some book projects--I scheduled a photo shoot for two weekends from now. I really am going to finish this thing.