We had unseasonably warm weather last week and we took advantage of it by going out whenever possible! Despite the fact that we are still in February there are signs of spring all around. We've been looking at the crocuses in the front yard and observing the new leaves that are starting to poke up from the vines and dirt in our garden. We also began painting at the easel this week. It was interesting to see the different ways each child explored their paint. Some painted in broad strokes all over the paper, and some stayed in one spot. However each child approached it, we are happy to introduce them to paint in a way that allows for their own self-expression. We ended the week by celebrating Anna Livia's second birthday!