We’ve had a fun, mellow couple of days since xmas. Enjoying the new toys and games, and the really nice winter weather we’ve had. Two evenings ago went to Lincoln Park’s Zoo Lights, and today enjoyed our first sledding of the season! I really love this time off from scheduled activities and even more so, seeing the kids regroup as a core-unit again. Slow moving, but much needed process. I think I was beginning to feel like they were forgetting about each other a little, in the shuffle of busy life. They were counting on and treating friends as more important than they were each other. And it’s wonderful to see them playing together, sharing interests, and each other. I am really cherishing this wonderful time we all desperately needed!