We all have been staying at home except for a daily walk trying to stay healthy. I’ve been homeschooling Lucas while he’s out of school and he has been loving the activities we’ve been doing. His favorite subject is science so I have lots of science experiments planned. we’ve been watching daily zoo animal videos and Lucas now loves hippos and porcupines. Today we got the new kitchen all set up and both kids absolutely love it! Also enjoy videos of the kids dance movies during our dance party.
It’s been a very busy month for us! The basement is finally finished and we love it so much! We spend so much time down there. The snow is finally starting to go away some and we can get outside and go for walks and play. This weekend the kids stayed at my parents and Rob and I took a mini trip to New York. We found out today that Lucas won’t have school for the next 3 weeks and possibly longer. Rob also won’t be traveling for the next 3 weeks. He will be working from home. As for Lucas I already have many lessons all ready to help him still continue his learning even if he’s not at school. The baby is doing well and the nausea is finally stating to go away! Annabelle being as stinky as ever and getting into and climbing everything. I’ll try to post more, but as Lucas is home and the weather gets nicer I foresee us getting even busier. Here are some pictures from the last month.
Lucas and Annabelle want to share that they have a baby brother or sister coming in August! Lucas is beyond excited for the baby and hopes it’s another baby sister. Annabelle doesn’t understand yet, but does love to kiss my belly. I’m only 13 weeks, but look at least 6 months pregnant. The nausea and fatigue have been horrible, but we are all getting through it. The basement is finally starting to look like it’s coming to an end! Just a few more things to do and we are all so ready for it to be done! Annabelle is doing great with potty training! She doesn’t wear a diaper unless we are out of the house or sleeping. I got her some undies, but she takes them right off because she prefers to be naked. Annabelle now has a big girl bed in Lucas’s room, but we gave up on it for a month or so after the first night was a disaster. We will try again soon. Annabelle had had first dentist appointment last week and did awesome!
This season has been a beyond busy one for our family with home renovations, Lucas’s surgery, fun, and sickness. Lucas’s surgery went great and he’s now 2 weeks out from it and his eyes are looking great! He doesn’t need his glasses now and he’s eyes are straight and don’t turn out at all! He did great with his surgery and recovery. He only complained the night of the surgery that his eyes hurt. The last couple weeks the basement renovations have picked up again and they should be done by the end of February. Right now Lucas, Annabelle, and I are recovering from what could be the flu and have been under the weather for almost a week now. Rob goes back to traveling tomorrow and we will miss him being home very much. The kids and I are going to hopefully get back to 100% this week. Annabelle Now needs to climb absolutely everything including on the table. Her favorite outfit is her Daniel tiger shirt and her boots with no pants or diaper. She is figuring out how to use the potty and doesn’t have many accidents, but does still wear a diaper for bed, naps, and away from the house. She is leading her potty training. Lucas is already ready for winter to be over because he really doesn’t like the cold and it’s been really cold lately.
It’s been a great slow Christmas morning here! Lucas got up at 6 and we watched Christmas shows in bed until Annabelle woke up. The kids loved all their presents from Santa and family! Annabelle’s favorite part was putting wrapping paper in the trash can. Lucas and I have been sick for a couple days so we are having a nice relaxing day.
Lucas got his first pair of snowshoes and he tried them out today and he loved them! He did great with them! Our busy week starts tomorrow with cookie decorating with friends, Monday is Christmas with my parents and one of my brothers, Tuesday is Christmas preparations, Wednesday is Christmas! And then Saturday is the wheeler family Christmas.
The last couple weeks lucas has been such a great big brother and he loves to help Annabelle with things like getting on her boots. They definitely still fight, but they also love to play together.
So much as been happing here! The house renovations have been going right along! We should be done by the end of January. We’ve been doing lots of Christmas activities like seeing Santa, going on polar express train ride, seeing reindeer, tractor parade, going to get nana and papas Christmas tree and lots of Christmas music!