Happy Valentines Day from all of us! This year we gave the kids new paint and I decorated their doors with lots of little Valentine hearts each with a word that describes them.
Emma and her dolls started the morning with a little tea party.
Emma was off from school so she came with to drop off Kenny at his preschool for his Valentines Day party.
After we dropped him off Emma and I had a little date at Noodles and Company and did some shopping.
She even got some painting done before it was time to go get Kenny.
I fell in love with the Colorations Liquid Water Color when Kenny’s preschool used it last year. So I finally got some yesterday and it didn’t take us long to spill it everywhere. Can you believe that we spilled it 3 times today?!?
Emma has Friday the 14th off from school, so her 2nd grade class had a little Valentines Day Party today.
With the high temperature of -5 and a windchill high of -18, school was cancelled today. Dana even took off work to spend the day with us. The most time consuming event of the day was taking down our Christmas tree. Kenny was just so sad that we had to take it down. He cried and cried but finally calmed down when Papa Swany called and said he would like to use it in his backyard for the birds.
Here is our tree on Christmas Eve. One of my traditions is to buy a glass ball ornament from all our travels. I think we are at a all time record with two getting broken this year. One from Hawaii and one from Colorado. I am hoping Dana’s family can get us one from Hawaii when they go this Spring. Hint Hint:) Or better yet – can we come with?
Cousin Landry braved the cold and spent the day with us. She even helped take down the decorations!
This little dude wanted me to rock him to sleep tonight. It has probably been a couple years so I was so surprised when he actually fell asleep. I was in heaven. I can’t believe that I sometimes still miss nursing; but not enough to have another kid:-)
~Emma and her classmates enjoying their Valentine’s Day party~
We did a little ice skating to bring in the New Year. The Depot in Minneapolis has a nice indoor skating rink. Emma has skated before, but it was Kenny’s first time. Both had lots of fun. Kenny was so tired out though that he fell asleep in Tammy’s arms as she walked out to car.
It has become a tradition to celebrate Emma’s half-birthday. Wisconsin Dells has become the location of choice. Kenny didn’t get to join us this year, but I bet he will in 2012.
We joined our friends, the Hunts, for the Afton 4th of July Parade. It was crazy busy and extremely hot, but we had fun and the kids got some candy.
Man, two days later and now it is Father’s Day. I am so blessed.
The day did start with a little adventure to Urgent Care after Emma fell against bench and got a nice cut right between her eyes.
We celebrated Memorial Day with the parade and then some time out on the lake. One interesting detail about the first two pictures in this post is that Kenny (age 2) took the first two pictures.
We had a fun day celebrating Mother’s Day up on the lake.
There is always fun when you mix the messiness of paint and the fragility of eggs.
Our first stop after church was grandma and grandpa’s house.
Easter afternoon was spent at Aunt Tessa and Uncle Ryan’s house. Festivities included an Easter Egg hunt, blowing bubbles, and chasing their bunny around the house.
This year we decided to get to the local Easter Egg hunt early. Tammy had checked out the website and it said things would be starting at 9:30 this year, so we made sure to get there by 9:15. Well, when we arrived the parking lot was just about empty and after asking a couple of people they explained that some of the activies would start at 9:30, but the actual egg hunt wouldn’t be until 10:00. Let’s just say that we didn’t really want to be 45 minutes early with a two year old.
Not the happiest picture of the day.
The rules where that you could only find 5 eggs. I was so proud that even though the ground was covered with eggs, when I told Kenny had to stop putting eggs in his basket he did. No fussing.
It has become tradition that we color eggs up at Uncle Dayle and Aunt Jeannine’s house. Counsin Landry was with this year to add to the fun.