Here are some of the big and not-so-big events of February…
Not so big:
Everyone got new Valentines shirts for the 1st Day of Valentines. Here are Faith and Seth in theirs. Sorry, no pictures of any of the rest of the “days”.
Oh! Except on Day # 9 (or something) when I took each of them out to lunch. Taking 5 kids, individually, out to lunch takes quite a bit of planning, calories and cash, but I was happy when they later reported that it was their favorite “Day” of the entire Valentines month.
Faith reminds us a few times a day: “Dis what a mah-key (monkey) yooks yike, Mom!”
At Emma’s parent teacher conference (no comment re:that particular “thrilling moment in my parenting career” in an effort to protect the
guilty innocent), we got to see the locker that the ASB decorated for her birthday:
We had lots of relatives visit us this month…mainly to come to Emma’s special temple trip:
But we had lots of fun with Grandma Dorrie and Grandpa Rick while having our Valentine’s Day Dinner (strawberry crepes):
And going to the Children’s museum:
Grandpa Sherrill and Grandma Genie showed up next and we made those Californians go to the park in our unseasonably warm (43 degrees) and sunny (for an hour) February day:
Aunt Bekah came, too. She is very good to remind us to take pictures when we look our best:
Grandma Nut and Grandpa Romney came, as well, and we took advantage of her (and Genie’s) sewing expertise (since I certainly don’t have any) to learn her new sewing machine and create a few projects.
In other Valentines Day festivities, I was in charge of Seth’s party this year…which meant copying everything I did for Jane’s first grade party last year…which meant copying everything my mom did for her Kindergarten class the year before that.
Emma finished her big China project, complete with her kimono (my purple robe from college) and homemade fried rice samples:
Besides the lemon and lime pies, we had a nice lunch out and a FHE of newly purchased Mario Kart.
Also in the Decidedly Big category…First Friday. This is the annual costume party that the Albrechts throw. Check her blog for the full story (the costumes were incredible this year). But, please, tell me you know what Ryan and I are!? I was shocked at how few people did.
On that Super Note, I’ll leave you for today. Comment powers, activate!