No wonder February seemed nuts. Look at all the stuff we did:
14 days of valentines 2012:
Strawberry crepes for breakfast
Treats and Valentines shopping at Target
Making Candy pops
Valentine shirts (self-timered this one, can you tell?)
Family Ice skating (MUCH more fun now that Seth can kind of skate solo)
The famous Parfaits
Cookie decorating with the neighbors
Gabe was busy too. He was skiing with the neighbors:
competing in his 3rd Math is Cool competition (they took 2nd place):
and doing his China Fair project:
We had playgroup at our house. The theme was art, so here they are scultping masterpieces from edible playdough (thank you Pinterest):
We had birthdays:
Emma’s was a little low key, but considering we’ve spent every Saturday for two months building, painting, sanding, hanging, shopping and sewing for her new teenage room…I’m not feeling too bad.
She had coffee cake for breakfast, Papa Murphy’s pizza for lunch and the big old Costco chocolate cake to share with the Daines during present opening:
We are getting SO close on that room. I can’t wait to show it on the blog, soon!
Ryan had his usual super low-key birthday. He asked for a lunchdate with me and Faith:
and breakfast for dinner
and NO presents because…
We bought a Honda Pilot. It looks like this,
but this isn’t ours because I’m too lazy to go downstairs, and take a picture.
It was a little crazy because it all came about in less than 36 hours. I really had planned on doing a humerous post on our 9 year old, cracked windshielded, duct taped sided, broken seat-belted, broken dashboarded, horrible smelling, 185,000 milesed van, just so I could document the trash can I drove around in. It had started worrying us and we didn’t want to pay to fix it when we planned on purchasing one in the fall and within a day Ryan found this screaming deal on this 2 year old decked-out Pilot. Errands are fun again. The whole family pinches ourselves when we get to load up in that glorious thing.
We also did one-on-one dates with Jane and Seth:
Jane wanted to go skating again and some nice lady walked up and gave us two free tickets. Nice!
Plus also, it was super sunny and basically having along time with each kid is, like, the most genius parenting trick ever.
Seth did breakfast and then did the Home Depot workshop with Ryan:
And, finally, this totally random shot of Seth’s Valentine’s box, because I REALLY had to improve on the embarrassment that was Jane’s box last year (see this post, if you’re interested). Again, thank you, Pinterest.
So that was February. I think every single picture on this page had red, pink or something sugary to eat in it. The next post will have something blue (sky, water), tan (skin, sand) and more treats to eat because….we leave for Hawaii in less than 48 hours. Yay for alone, warm, couple time!