Thank goodness for cousins! We spent our last days at home with family. The best part was watching these two get some quality time. I hope they have a special bond that lasts a lifetime.
After we said goodbye to our family, we made our way East. Right at the halfway point, we stopped at our good friends' house. They have three boys so our sidekick fit right in. He didn't want to leave his "brothers" that's for sure!
After all that fun, we finally made it to our new home. The tree was one of the first things up. We may have been living amongst boxes, but we were going to have some holiday spirit!
This was our first Christmas where he started to get the idea of Santa. He was so excited to see his presents Christmas morning and simultaneously mad that Santa ate the cookies. I still count it as a win. :)
After the holidays, my growing sidekick started a half-day pre-k program. He loves our homeschooling but he wanted to play with friends, as well. So, I signed him up and off he went! He loves it, of course.
As for our homeschooling, I have definitely cut back. There just aren't that many hours in a day to do everything that I really want to. But, we get some good times in and we're still pushing forward, so that's what matters.
Up first, snowflakes! He picked his black paper..don't judge! ;) This was some good cutting practice that we hadn't done in a while.
Marshmallow Math! My inspiration came from here. Still love my Pinterest ideas!
Found this fun little game on Amazon. Here's the link: Amazon Penguin Pile-Up. Whether we play together or he plays alone, he really likes it.
We made snow slime! He loved the idea of making said slime, but when it came to touching it... not so much! Ha! The idea came from Growing a Jeweled Rose.
For some fine motor work, I got these tweezers from Amazon. They are great for little hands!