Chinese New Year
We spent a brief time exploring the Asian art section of the museum afterwards, and naturally there were plenty of dragons for the squeaker there, too. The pipsqueak got excited every time he saw another fancy, centuries-old Asian vase: "Another honey pot!" he'd shout. No idea why he thought they were all honey pots. Too much Winnie-the-Pooh, maybe?? Many were shaped much like the honey pots in the illustrations that accompany Pooh's tales. Anyway, it made me laugh every time.
Yesterday, the squeaker had to complete an art project with 100 items in it, so the night before, we made a 100-eyed monster. I think maybe the final product had more than 100 eyes because the pipsqueak was determined to help with gluing on the eyes, and he didn't always draw from the already-counted pile. But we figured no one at school was going to count the eyes!!
The weather is very cold today, but apparently warmer weather is on the way. I wonder if that might mean the really cold weather is almost behind us. There is still plenty of winter left, but I think this is the time of year when the average temperature finally begins to climb a bit. Plus, I've noticed that it is no longer dark outside when we're eating dinner!!! I am so excited about warm weather. Winter is so long and dull, and my lively boys are definitely going stir crazy.