Thursday, February 11, 2010

Valentine's Day is alot of work.

I remember it was last year too...this year we went a little easier and just cranked out 50 or so heart shaped marshmallow treats. I will admit that I have eaten some of the scraps and they are just as good at 34 as they were when I was 6! Also challenging, is 2 children writing their own valentines...somehow, Ella "helped" Jude with his when I wasn't looking.

Happy Birthday Pepaw!

Ella is wafting the "smoke" after he blew out the candles!

Gabey liked it!

Pepaw and Nana came to aid in the care of all things children when Gabe had his tubes put in and adenoids out. We had to be there at 6 so Nana and Pepaw were to disperse children as necessary that morning...but there was no school...anyway, Pepaw's birthday was Tuesday. We enjoyed a birthday dinner that night. Pepaw even got to use the "My Special Day" plate! We had lasagna and a Pepaw favorite - banana pudding. Happy Birthday Pepaw and thanks for the assistance!

Ice Ice Baby! (all pictures in reverse)

The last one in - crying the whole way!

Jada pulling Ella
BIG kids

swinging was a bad idea

Landon was well protected

boys turn

The start of the trip

yep, before we even left...I have NO idea what he did but he was NOT happy!

who turned out the lights~

Gabe fell right after this and was sad.

Actually it was really SNOW SNOW baby! We ventured out for a nice afternoon of sledding...which was actually about 30 minutes - we spent far more time preparing than actually playing! The best part, was probably the hot chocolate and that the kiddos played (inside)while Carmen, Puh, Jonathan and I sat around all day watching movies and talking...nice! The vegetable soup and cornbread was not too bad either.

At Home...

brushing his teeth
Ella's "Say Yes To The Dress" marathon

going to the movie...lots of layers

counting and sorting

The cold weather has put a screeching halt on my painting projects. I have resorted to buying paint for the actual walls in order to feel the meantime we have been hanging at home (all of us) and hanging at work. We were all sad when Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow!