Friday, March 15, 2013

February 2012 - In a Nutshell

The month of February... in pictures.
I got to work on my 36 things list and started painting the hallway with my pal Zeena.   She thought the dropcloths made a really great napping spot. 
I volunteered at the school's fun run, where I watched AK entertain the crowd with cartwheels and watched her start a high five line.   She did not care one bit about the number of laps but was focused on making sure everyone had a good time.
We joined our friends at the Monster Truck Rally, where AK decided that instead of a rock star she would much rather be a Monster Truck Driver.  I'm just hoping she lets me drive her Monster Truck every once in a while.
We found these sweet valentines for our friends at school  AK filled out the maze on every single valentine after she wrote their name on it.   At first I thought about having AK redo them, but it  was just so funny, and so very AK, that we left them.  So for AK's class, everyone got a used maze and a new pencil.    On Valentines Day, we had Grandma over for a fancy dinner and did "Cupid's Cafe."   Everyone had a menu and you didn't know if you were ordering your dessert or a fork because everything on the menu had a nickname. The kids loved it and it was one of the best Valentine's Days ever.
Baby Rollerhand learned the fine art of the "Photobomb".  
 We had our annual Fat Tuesday dinner and this year I made Gumbo from scratch.
 Mr. Man (who lived in Louisana for a time) always entertains us by telling us stories in Cajun.
I love waking up to find these little scenes around the house.  This one was made my AK, and it's called "Farm Meeting." 
We saw Shakespeare's "Midsummer Nights Dream" at our favorite children's theater.  They put on the best plays and it is one of my favorite things to do on a Saturday. 
After trying to come up with an appropriate activity to remember my mom, Mr. Boy said, "Mom, she'd want us at the beach or in the pool" and he was absolutely right.   We blew off our responsibilities and played the day away with our toes in the sand. 
It was the perfect way to honor my mom and I foresee a new tradition.  
Mr. Boy completed another procedure on his jaw and was such a brave guy.  Three years ago he had cellulitis (a very scary staph infection) in his jaw that caused a lot of damage to the tissue and bone.  I hate watching my child be the patient, I feel very helpless.
We spent lots of evenings in the jacuzzi and even ate dinner in there one night.
AK and I had a girls night while the boys were out and watched Brave in costume while eating cupcakes. 
Zoey found a quick and easy way to get access to the pool without having to wait for someone to open that pesky gate.   She looks so dang proud of herself like she is saying, "I DID IT!  I found a new way!  Hooray!" 


Laura said...

Those dogs are so stinkin' adorable! The kids are cute too, but those dogs! ;)

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