There have been some pretty awesome times already in February. And they are all regular, everyday things. I think that makes them even awesomer.
#10: Elizabeth & I are cover girls on the Official Newsletter of St John's Hospice in London. We went to their Christmas fair in December, and their pet therapy dog, Nellie, was walking around. Elizabeth fell in love immediately with this dog. (Unnecessary truth: Our good friend Naomi works for the hospice, and our other friend Alex was the "official" photographer. Hmmm....)
#9: We have had a bird feeder up for months, and we had our first customer! And I even knew that it was a blue tit (hee hee hee) - only because the library lady has stuffed animal versions of a blue tit and a chaffinch that make the right bird song, and she uses them every week to quieten down the children. I have mad birdwatching skillz.
#8: We paint almost every day. Elizabeth's attention span is roughly 8 minutes, so from set up to clean up takes about 12 minutes. Sometimes, art is tiring.
#7: Elizabeth reads to other kids now at the library - kids she has never met before. Sometimes at the same time as the librarian, during storytime. Sometimes louder than the librarian. Sometimes it is awkward.
#6: It snowed. Matthew had to wipe off his bike before going to work - check out the sweet rainproof pants he's got on! Hottie! It was reminiscent of sweeping snow off your car in Edmonton, but without the freezingness and also without having to chip off ice. I was too scared to cycle with Elizabeth while there was snow on the ground in case we hit a patch and slipped. Hawkeye is fearless.
#5: Accessorizing is the name of the game around here lately. Scarves, hats, boots, you name it. It's a lot of fun.
#4: The Oilers had an early game, so we were able to stream it online and watch in the evening! Awesome! Pizza, beer/wine, and hockey? Hockey Night in . . . England? (duh-nuh-duh-nah-nah-naaaaah!!! - theme song, anyone?)
#3: The free streaming sites pooched out on us, but luckily Chris was there to save the day. In other words, he turned his laptop to his television, and skyped with us for the second half of the game. And he turned the volume up really loud so we could hear it properly. In other words, technology FTW. (PS Look how intensely we are watching the game!)
#2: Elizabeth has started the anti-tantrum. This is her response to me turning off "Buzzandwooody" (aka Toy Story) so we could go outside and play. She still sometimes has the classic tantrum, but sometimes just shuts down and lies still for a few minutes. I am not complaining.
#1: Elizabeth wore a tutu all day one day. With giraffe-print tights. What?