Love All Around

Our Valentine’s Day began at about 6:30 during the evening before, when the kids and I began making several dozen purple heart cookies for Thea’s classroom party the next day. Their handiwork with the heart-shaped cookie cutter was spot-on, but Thea had to be reminded not to lick her fingers… As we made the final touches, Finn passed the time by swinging from the table ledge (I’ve just noticed his little fingers in the foreground, here).

On Valentine’s morning, letters and cards from Nana, Auntie Lala, Nonna and Baba were perfect bribes for Finn and Thea to brush their teeth and get downstairs (thank you, all)!

dsc_7904
Happily, we found our favorite neighbors on the sidewalk before heading to school.

dsc_7909
Thea delivered her valentines to friends. The preschool teachers helped them make these incredible valentine mailboxes.
dsc_7907

dsc_7910
After school, at home I insisted they pose for a picture with Thea’s valentine loot, before opening her mailbox. Finn did not want to wait.
dsc_7911

Later, they opened a few treats from mom and dad.

dsc_7923
Finn’s valentine exchange and classroom party was held a few days later, and Thea enjoyed seeing what his friends gave him.
dsc_7919
wp-1487552725238.jpg
Thea had her final Eel class for the current winter session. Having mastered the back float and swimming the full length of the pool, she’s moving up to the next level – Ray!
dsc_7928
They’ve been told they’re not allowed to eat lollipops while bouncing on the trampoline. So this is what we see.
wp-1487552872484.jpg
Thea went to her friend Jaxon’s fourth birthday party. It was at one of those load, bouncy places that kids love so much.

The weather has been extraordinary. Today the temperature topped 65 degrees.

DSC_7931.JPG
DSC_7940.JPG
dsc_7959
dsc_7962
We found our favorite neighbors again.
dsc_7968dsc_7973dsc_7976
Jason made some super-delicious split pea soup, and Thea cleaned her bowl. “It’s a Daddy win,” she said!

 

View All

2 Comments

  1. What a fun filled week…I tired may seeing all they have done. Thank you for sharing. Love ya…Grandma Deanna

    Like

    Reply

  2. Everybody wins! Love it!

    Like

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s