Lillia: This month it seems like you didn’t spend very much time in school. Between snow days (we had four), holidays (at least one), and school vacation (an entire week), you had it easy in February! The snow days also pushed the end of the second term off for another week, which gives you some extra time to solidify your grades. Not that you really need the extra help—your grades are always stellar. The week before vacation you informed us that you will be starring in this year’s school play again. You said you requested to be the villain—you always like playing the bad guy, I think largely because they are more interesting characters. You start rehearsals this week, and I’m looking forward to running lines with you.
Zane: I wasn’t sure if it was ever coming, but winter finally showed up in February. Because of all the snow days we got to spend more time together than usual. Our snowbanks got so big that we were able to slide down them on a saucer sled. We also made a snowman, but he’s since disappeared under more snow. But, just as quickly as it arrived, it seems, winter is on its way out! We have really enjoyed watching the drama at the bird feeder now that the red-wing blackbirds, grackles, and brown-headed cowbirds are back. Every time a squirrel tries to sneak into the mix, the birds take flight in a noisy flash of black and red and the squirrel high-tails it back to the safety of the trees. It makes you laugh hysterically.
Here are a couple of Zane quotes from the past month:
Peering into his glass of water . . .
Zane: This magnifying glass is so strong that I can see the hydrogen and oxygen in my water!
One morning I was woken up by Zane poking and prodding me, repeatedly. When I finally acquiesced to his demands . . .
Me: Okay, I’m up, I’m up. What do you want?
Zane: A hug! I can’t hug you while you’re lying on your side.