Beating winter narcolepsy 

I’ve finally stopped disco napping after putting the pingus to bed. It only took several weeks of day light saving time and it getting lighter in the evening for me to grow out of my winter narcolepsy. Because of this I can’t be too hard on the pingus taking longer to fall asleep. 

The weather is still meh. 

Still wearing two pairs of pants but have packed my snow boots away. Over the weekend we got out for our first Von Trapp family bike outing at a local nature park. 



It was cold but we had a good cycle. Looking forward to being able to picnic (who am I?) and not be chasing warm patches in the sun. 

The last few days it’s all been about building and painting. Shocker! 

After a break of a few weeks Zoey asked me to help build a roller coaster. She told me we’d need tape. She was right. 



We’ve done big paints for the last two mornings. It started with some color mixing, and then moved on to painting their engines. A few weeks ago they turned boxes into engines with cotton balls for steam and circles for wheels. All their own ideas. They finished them as much as they wanted and I left them in an accessible spot in case they wanted to play or do something more to them. 

Monday they started paining them and the engines morphed into homes for Pooh and Eeyore. Took all their will power not to stuff all their furry friends in straight away. When they were almost dry rabbits and the like started sneaking in. Bless. 


A Typical Balance Bike Ride


Zoey riding balance bike

It’s only been 6 weeks since Zoey and Naomi got their balance bikes. And already Zoey is gliding with both feet up in the air for fairly long period of time.



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