Before I fill in the gaps for the cause of such craziness, I need to play a little catch up. And since the whole month is somewhat of a blur to me now, I'm relying mostly on my photos to help me remember what we have been up to.
The one thing I don't need photos to recall is how blasted cold it has been...and still is. This morning, as I was taking the kids to school, my dashboard thermometer read -17 degrees. Apparently this has been the coldest winter in 40 years. Ugh. Oh...and we actually did have a snow day last week due to snow and not the bitter cold. There is a lot of snow out there...and it doesn't seem to be going anywhere anytime soon.
My sister and nephew came for a visit at the beginning of the month. We weren't very good at taking pictures, but it was fun to catch up.
My mom got a new dog...Welcome Ginger!
|Ginger, Finn, and Fred|
We celebrated one of my favorite holidays: Valentine's Day!
|The inside of Zach's Valentine for us|
|The outside of Zach's Valentine...and yes, he labeled the red on the heart, "blood."|
|He even decorated the back of the Valentine|
|"Happy Valentine's Day, Mom! Here is a poem I made for you! Hearts are red. Kisses are pink. A key to link and lock. A key to the heart loving and all. Allie."|
|Ben saved Valentine's Day with a Vanilla Latte and Donuts!|
|Allie took this picture of us on Valentine's Day.|
Olivia experienced her first Valentine's Day Party at preschool. She was not disappointed in the least!
I decided to cut about 6 inches off my hair...definitely should have done that a long time ago. I really, really wanted to like having long hair, and I did for about a week, and then I was kind of over the whole experience.
We joined Costco...I only bring that up because I took Olivia and Zach there this afternoon to stock up on a few lunch box necessities and they are still completely in awe of the fact that we can go into a store and eat an entire lunch just by partaking of the free samples. I am still kind of reeling from the shock myself...as well as coming to terms with the fact that I can buy Easter dresses for the girls, a 52-count package of string cheese, and the biggest $5 rotisserie chicken I've ever seen all under the same roof.
I think that about covers it...or at least the parts I can remember. It was definitely a quick and crazy month for us. I'll update soon (because leaving all the "crazy" completely ambiguous is rather annoying), but for now I have a 2nd grader who needs to be picked up from school!