Tuesday, February 22, 2011

A look back

It was my month to have the kiddies for preschool. We had so much fun! Tomorrow is our last day for the month, and we still have our field trip to the post office Friday, so there will be another post. Love these kids!

I love Troy's pouty face. At least the other kids were having fun!

Total concentration

Some of their shadows on Groundhog's Day. Looks like an early spring!

Making their Valentine mailboxes.

What a silly boy. Poor G is all surrounded by girls.

The highlight of the day. Opening their Valentine mailboxes to see all their Valentine's!!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

I pink puffy heart Valentines!!

Valentine's day is probably one of my favorite "holidays." My mom and dad always made it so fun and such a special day growing up. From pink eggs, to Valentine baskets full of goodies. I don't know how they did it all those years, because I was just exhausted from doing basically the bare minimum this year! I tried to make the day extra fun for the kids. The Saturday before Valentine's day, we headed over to some friends house for a little Valentine's party. The kids decorated sugar cookies (I think Brooklyn used up at least half a bottle of sprinkles, yum!), and the adults played Kinect and the Wii. Fun times!

On the morning of Valentine's the kids ran into my room and surprised me with homemade cards (thanks Erik!) and yummy chocolates. During the day, I just tried to make lunch a little more special than usual with heart shaped pb and j, heart canteloupe, heart sugar cookies, and of course, pink milk. We sat down and watched "Despicable Me" together (instead of just eating lunch then going down for naps). For dinner I made heart shaped calzones, caesar salad, and pink milk. Then to top it off with dessert, we had a yummy chocolate chip cookie pie. Mmmm! I love our little family!!

Check out all those sprinkles! And that was AFTER I took off the excess.

Nice job Troy! He was a little more interested in just eating the chocolate candies.

Sitting down to watch a mid-day movie. Troy was saying "Happy Valentine's Day!!"

Brooklyn showing genuine love for her brother. :)

The dinner table, minus our yummy dessert. Mmm, warm, gooey cookie with melty vanilla ice-cream.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Best Friends

Every Monday, Troy (and Brooklyn) gets to play with one of his "best friends," Thomas. These two have so much fun together! They're only about 6 weeks apart in age, so it's perfect. I do a swap with his mom, so they're at my house every other Monday. These are just a few pictures of them playing in action.

I was washing my bed linens, and they decided to have a "sleep-over."

These boys LOVE their trains!

Brooklyn and Troy are also the best of friends (and sometimes the worst! lol). But they really do love each other, and Brooklyn acts like a second mother to Troy. They are both going to be Mommy's big helpers when baby #3 gets here in June!

Right before church, picking out their fruit snacks/treats. I love Brooklyn's face here, she looks quilty of something...