Tuesday, February 18, 2014

The rank of Webelo

Mathew is a Webelo!  (Technically not a word. Webelos is the word and it has no singular version....little fact for ya). 

Mathew seems pretty excited about it.

We rounded out this important night with a game of forehead to mouth oreos.

The bishop was on standby.

Congrats, Mat!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Band homework

Yes, Ethan. 

Next time you wonder if I love you. 

The answer is unequivocally.....yes. 

You can tell because allowing you to practice your trumpet in my car is a pure act of love.

And someday you will do it for your child and I will laugh and remember.....

Friday, February 14, 2014

Valentine hair

There's the valentines and the candy and the candlelight dinners and maybe some flowers or a card or a dinner out.

And then there's making your pigtails into hearts.

Happy Valentines!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Maren turns 38...and we multitask

I love having little kids. They are sweet and snuggly and fairly obedient. 

But big kids decide to right your name out of snow. 

And then they do it!

Mark is great and throwing a party.

Take that, Pinterest!  They made that banner without even having to search your databases!

I decided to combine the birthday dinner with some of the things I had made for Valentines day. I am positive there was a good reason, but it escapes me at this time. You have to be prepared for this when you are born the day before a holiday. I am at peace with it.

When you are born on February 13th, you better not get mad when your birthday decor and gifts have a lovey theme. It's just part of the deal.

I made these little scratch off cards for the kids. Too bad the scratch off stuff required a steak knife to remove.  Curse you, Pinterest!

That's a cake for a 38 year old, right there.