It been hard for me to find time this past month to visit/update this blog. We've continued to struggle with various cold and flu bugs. Plus we've had quite a bit of work done on our home. We were blessed and thankful to receive a grant that paid for new windows and doors, some plumbing, electrical, HVAC updates, and a few other repairs. I'm obviously not complaining but adding workers, even the most pleasant and conscientious ones, brought a whole new level of frenziedness to our already chaotic home.
Despite the upheaval we were able to stick to our Valentine's Day traditions...well most of them. We usually have some sort of sweet pastry for breakfast but I was just too tired to do any baking. I ended up sending Jeremy to the store for some fun cereal - the kids didn't complain. 😉 Our other traditions are red and pink balloons covering the living room floor and a heart search. We write ten things we enjoy/love about each kid on the hearts and then hide them around the house.
This was the first year that we had the older three kiddos write messages on each others' hearts. They also got to hide the hearts they wrote on before going to bed - it was hilarious watching them trying to find the best spot. On Little Lady's heart Mini Man wrote, "you are prettier than all the princess and tougher than every girl." My heart turned in to one giant puddle!
BabyZ didn't write on any hearts but we did 'hide' some down low for him. We were very impressed with how quickly he got in to the game of finding them.
Mini Man always asks that we hide his hearts really well and up high. This kid is an American Ninja Warrior in training! 😁