This was the week I always forget about… the lazy, pajama-filled days between xmas and New Year’s. I think it’s my favourite part of the holiday season.
Making this week even better was the fact that my best friend was in town–Bailey calls her “auntie.” She brought Bailey her Body Worlds book to borrow. Bailey went to the Body Worlds exhibit with her grandparents a couple years ago and really enjoyed it, but she doesn’t have any souvenirs so she was happy to look through the book again. We had an interesting discussion about the ethics of this show.
More cooking for Bailey this week. She made a delicious macaroni salad and some chili. She also made a meal plan for me, taking into account the ingredients we already have in the house, and minimizing the groceries we’d have to purchase.
She got lots of exercise sledding this week. I was watching her and estimating how far her sled went and I really think it was close to two city blocks! Of course she then had to pull it up the hill with her… while wearing heavy snow pants and snow boots.
She finally got the game she was saving up for, and has been enjoying running her own fashion boutique. Her new game came in handy for the day trip she took to Merritt with her grandparents to visit her Aunt and baby cousin. They did some more sledding and Bailey got to hold puppies that are only a few weeks old.
I bought Bailey a couple of books this week. One is a book about hamster care. It is really unique because it talks a lot about hamster behaviour. By the way, Bailey has also learned that hamsters are not nocturnal as is commonly believed. They are actually crepuscular, meaning they are active at dawn and at dusk.
The other book is called “The Grapes of Math.” Bailey has enjoyed seeing the patterns on each page and has related it to skip counting (ie: counting by 2s, counting by 5s, etc.).
Lazy pajama days are over for us now!