We celebrated Valentine's Day on Tuesday before Ash Wednesday like our schools did. It was very low key-I bought little presents for the kids and Jeff and we had pancakes that were supposed to be heart shaped but turned out to be blob shaped.
This was an "I only have eyes for you" Valentine-what a cute idea. We gave out store bought cards with suckers which didn't stop me from lamenting the fact that my kids all came home from school with bags of candy. Is Valentines Day the new Halloween? Thank goodness it all disappeared quickly.
Isaac came home this weekend and it was nice to visit with him even though it was for such a short time. I had run out with the younger boys to get haircuts, thinking we would make it back before Isaac arrived (he hitched a ride with a friend.) When we got back I walked in the house and didn't even notice Isaac was sitting right in front of me till he said, "Hi Mom!" I jumped a mile and yelped and the boys came running in all smiles-within minutes they had a basketball game going.
Janey gave him a giant stare-down, wondering just who this new guy was. Which makes me sad! But I am trusting all of you readers who write to me and tell me about your close relationships you had with your much older siblings.
Isaac was amazed at Patrick's new dunking skills and took some great pictures of him.
My dining room table always turns into a closet when Isaac is home. It is always Abbey's homework station anyways.
Look with horror upon these socks that he was wearing. The minute he took them off I threw them away.
Abbey getting ready for the dance. The flower was my touch and it was quickly removed.
Last week they had Spirit Week at Abbey's school and had dress up themes every day. The theme from this photo is "Dynamic Duos" and she and her friend were Mary Kate and Ashley.
This is Janey, dressed up as Mary, (tricked you! :) thanks to Patrick.