We have been enjoying time together outdoors on the weekends on the slopes at Giant's Ridge. We are enjoying alpine skiing, snowboarding - and - this mama's new style: telemark skiing.
Zoe and I are spending time on the nordic trails as well. We are having a lot of fun together and it is good for everyone to get away from the responsibilities of home and have a weekend day of fun.
It certainly feels like December in kindergarten! There is lots of energy and excitement. In December I like to pull out some of my favorite projects and activities to share with the kids. We are in the process of hand sewing project with felt and buttons. This week my kids completed a winter birds project (I get a lot of inspiration from Patty Palmer's Deep Space Sparkle site) . The Kindness Elves have also been visiting our classroom, this week the kids were inspired to make Christmas cards for residents of our local nursing home. (I love this alternative to the elf on the shelf idea.)
James is continuing to make great progress on our sauna building. We now have an installed stove, a sheet rocked wall and a door!
The nordic ski season has begun! Our daughter competed in her first meet this past week and did great. We are excited to cheer her on at our first home meet next week!
This act of sharing photographs and ramblings of our daily life is a practice in gratitude that brings me joy.
I encourage you to reflect on the good in your life.
What are you grateful for today?