January FLEW by. I'm pretty sure I start every single blog post that way. It's weird how a full month can just pass in two seconds.
I didn't take a ton of pics. I feel like the month was filled with just getting back into routine. We started a few new lessons. All kids did swimming lessons, Emmy started another acting class (Snow Queen this time), Smith and Molly a gym class, and Zane started piano lessons.
When Grandma Fran passed away, I was so so so lucky to get her piano. Every single time I see it and especially hear it, I think of her and remember being in her house. I finally decided it was time to really start playing it. It's made a lot of noise in the past couple years, but I am SO excited to hear some actual music being played.
Even though Zane is the one who we signed up for lessons, Emmy has been super curious and excited about learning too. I eaves drop on Zane's lesson so I can help him practice during the week and so that I can teach Emmy on the side, and then she teaches Smith. It's a good system I think.
During his first lesson, Zane asked his teacher if he could learn how to play an "Imagine Dragons" song. Haha.
This picture is so sweet - Emmy was making sure Smith's fingers were in the exact right spot to play the song.
Em and Smith went to watch and cheer him on
We always hold Rosie, the tarantula. Well, the kids always hold Rosie (I only did once and I think that was plenty). But this was the first time that Smith was old enough to hold her. He was fearless! Maybe wearing his Iron Man costume helped his confidence.
A couple weeks ago, I got away for two days with my amazing friends. We went to a conference put on by an author who writes to encourage moms. I definitely left feeling refreshed and inspired and ready to take on my monkeys. I am so thankful for these ladies, who I get to do life with. We even ran into Sally Clarkson in the lobby and treated her just like a celebrity and asked for a picture with her. :)