Monday, February 20, 2012

Tinkertoys + chocolate = hours of fun

Dominic took all his Valentine's candy, mixed in some Tinkertoys and turned our living room into a battle field where Batman could fight crime.  Who knew chocolate was so versatile.

Book Club: Baby Island

Baby Island by Carol Ryrie Brink is one of my favorite books from childhood.  It was so exciting to get to read the book and discuss it in the girls book club.  We pretended we were on an island with our own "babies" and we had island snacks as we discussed the book.  2.20.12

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Happy 92nd Birthday Grandpa

My sweet grandpa turned 92!  It was so great to see his family around him celebrating his life.  As a bonus I got to hold my new niece Ava.  2.19.12

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Spy Party

Looking Sharp

Spy training
Dominic's friend Isaac had a spy birthday party.  It was super cute. The kids did spy training, decoded messages and ate some cake.  Dominic really got into it and dressed up.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

what I needed to hear

"Do not think that love in order to be genuine has to be extraordinary. What we need is to love without getting tired. Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies."-Mother Theresa

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Romantic table for 4

We could go out on a fancy date to a restaurant but it wouldn't near as fun as a candle lit table for 4 that includes chocolate dipped strawberries and sparkling wine and two boxes of chocolates.  Sharing it with my super cute kids makes it priceless. 2.14.12

Valentine's Day 2012

The kids did an amazing job making their Valentine's boxes. I am so proud of their creativity.  We had a great Valentine's breakfast with scones & eggs. 2.14.12

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

History Fun King Charlemagne

Studying Charlemagne in history prompted some fun activities making crowns and learning more about kings.  2.8.12

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Super Bowl 2012

Super bowl...what a great reason to eat yummy appetizer foods and watch commercials. Oh, I hear there is some football that happens in between.  Fun family tradition.  This year Dominic wanted to stay up to see who actually won the game. I think he likes football.