Abbey had a chance to get great seats at basketball game and was sent some pictures of herself and her roommate on TV...it was so exciting to watch, and I'm sure for her, to be there so up close.
Janey loved her sledding experience...we finally had a snow day this winter. When I told Janey about the chance of the boys not having school the next day she said, "Oh good. I can play with my Patrick and my Andrew."
I felt pressured enormously by a certain son (Andrew can be very persuasive once he gets something in his head) to take everyone sledding, even though I will admit it was NOT what I wanted to do. I am done with snow, whether we had a lot or a little this winter, I'm done. But I sat in the car and let them have their very wet and very muddy fun for 2016. And now I want to put away all the winter boots and snow pants, as premature as that really is.
Abbey sent me a text of a special delivery she received on Valentines Day. :)
As Patrick and Andrew would say, with rolling eyes, "True love!"
Isaac sent me this photo as a joke with orders to tell Patrick that he can indeed make his own peanut butter and jelly. Patrick always teases him, because Isaac has taken the longest to step up in independent meal fixing skills. I remember when he came home from college a few months after Janey was born and asked me to fix him something and I snapped, "Everyone has been fixing their own lunches and breakfasts around here since Janey has been born. Your five year old brother can fix his own sandwich!" (This was in the throes of colicky baby.) I think a lot of the times he just would choose to not eat, which is a valid choice I guess. And it's funny because I've found that college meals plans just make kids that we want to become more independent, the opposite. They have all these choices at their fingertips and someone serves them! BUT this year he has his own kitchen, and has really learned to like to cook.
I took Patrick to a MI game and he was so so cute. I want to remember it forever. They had a great win, and he just watched every single second. He so wants to be a MI basketball player. He told me he is going here for sure.
Matt had a great CYO basketball season-it was fun to watch them. The kids always end up doing better than they thought they would-the team really comes together.
Caught this one morning-Janey will do anything for "her boys".
She sat in here for at least an hour.
Picking up Daddy for lunch makes her so excited.
We went to an auction for Make-A-Wish and this was the puppy they were auctioning off. This is our Sammy exactly. It's crazy how much they look alike. I sent this pic to the older kids and said we donated him. (That would be my make-a-wish?:) He went for $1700! Sigh.
Our neighbor dropped off some fun new things for Janey that her daughter has outgrown and someone has been in heaven and quite busy. Perfect timing for these long boring winter days.
What are we going to do? One more wonderful Sunday, and then it's gone. I sure hope they have something just as good to replace it. I have loved this season so much. I usually don't get a chance to watch the episodes till Monday or Tuesday, and do so when I workout and Janey will ask, "Can we watch Abbey Downtown?" I swear she thinks it has something to do with Abbey, but can't quite figure out the correlation.
Between picking up kids here and there and everywhere, Janey and I sometimes kill time down by the river-I love this spot. Amazing how much it changes over one week.