“A portrait of my children once a week, every week, in 2015.”
Lillia: This week you are getting ready for your school spelling bee (which happens next Thursday). There are two kids from each class participating. You are really excited about it, and I hope that you have a good time. You’re an excellent speller and I know you will do well. I’m so impressed that you are not nervous about being in front of all of those people — when I was your age I made it into my school’s spelling bee and then intentionally spelled my first word wrong so I could get off the stage ASAP (I don’t recommend doing that). Good luck and study hard!
Zane: This week we spent some time on the trails out behind our house. We haven’t been out there much this winter due to the weather being absolutely frigid. We tried to go on our normal path, but couldn’t make it up the hill because it was so icy! So, we decided to check out the pond instead. You were amazed that we could walk on the water (which was frozen, of course). Instead of having to go all the way around to get to the other side, we just went right across the middle! I love re-discovering the wonders of nature with you.