We had a quiet and lovely time over the holidays. I enjoyed celebrating Mr.D's birthday and New Years Eve with just our little family.
I love watching our boy grow up and it is still beyond me how he can already be 4 years old. I still remember him being so tiny and squishy. Oh, how far we both have come. How far we have come as a family. Together.
On New Years Eve we had a lovely non-healthy meal and embraced all kind of sweets. We bought things for this special day we almost never buy like soda and fries. I think it's a beautiful tradition to embrace one last day of the year with all what we have and some special stuff. Mr.D was so excited to say (or shout) "Happy New Year". But you know how things go with small kids. The kids and I ended up at 10pm totally knackered in bed, sleeping through all the New Years excitement. The next morning Mr.D was a bit sad he didn't get to say Happy New Year at midnight. He told me, maybe next time he could try to stay up longer. Totally, wee man. There's always a next time.
Miss L is still a bit too little to grasp all these changes. She was just happy there was food and her favorite people. Speaking of her, she is learning to sign her basic needs. We signed with Mr.D too and everyone in the family picked it up quite easily. She loves being sung too and always asks for bedtime singing. I love it.
2016 will be exciting with these kids, no doubt in that. I hope though it will be calmer than last year. With less changes and more permanence. Next week we'll officially be starting to homeschool with the Earthschooling curriculum. I am looking forward to it very much. I can't wait how our rhythms and culture as a family will change. I am excited to learn what works for us and what doesn't. We will keep it quite playful and inquiry based despite using a curriculum.
I hope your new year began just as awesome as ours did. What are your hopes/dreams/desires for the new year? What are you looking forward to in 2016? I'd love to know. Share with me in the comment section below.