Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Valentine's and Beyond

With Valentine's Day on a Tuesday this year (which also marked the first track practice for Ella at the junior high) and a busy weekend leading up to the day, we kind of winged it with our traditional family dinner. We got take out and still drank sparkling juice at the kids' request, but we didn't do our fancy spaghetti dinner (partly because we were having it later in the week for Ella's pre-swim meet meal). Mike and I went out to dinner earlier to celebrate, because it's not really about the day so much as being sure to do something special. We went to Oceanaire, one of our very favorites and savored every yummy bite! Our Valentine's Day itself was quite unromantic haha. I helped run class parties at the school for Addie and Preston and then had a Young Women activity that night, but between activities Addie and Preston and I whipped up a strawberry cake (from a mix) that ended up being SOOO delicious!!! There was a swim meet and pie race (that I will blog soon), lots of swim practices, track practices, piano lessons, photo shoots, Preston's 2nd grade party, dinner with my Uncle Kirk when he was in town and the rest of the usual day in and day out affairs. The weather has been hard to keep up with, but we sure enjoy the sunny and perfect ones that are mixed in there!
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Preston's class has been writing letters to some soldiers on a ship somewhere and collected donations of their favorite goodies to send them.
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Fun at the joint activity my class was in charge of..
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Preston's field trip to the minor league baseball team stadium. Another mom sent me these pictures :-).
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