Sunday, February 21, 2010

Project 365, Week 8

Valentine's Day kicked off this week, and what better way to start.  I know that "holiday" gets a bad rap, but I think it should be celebrated with gusto, like all the others.  And so we did.  We hosted a Murder Mystery dinner and had a blast.  The kids were gone all day so Shaun and I got some time to ourselves and I had plenty of time to prepare.

It snowed a few times, enough that Shaun had to take the plow out a couple times.  Conveniently, he was able to do it on his scheduled time off from playing tax man.  We got a nice visit from some friends and spent time with my childhood friend, always a treat.

We're thrilled with the mild temps and the sunshine!

February 14
Dressed for our roles as butchers in the mystery.

February 15
This is my view of Aiden much of the time.
February 16
Since it was snowy out, I took Amanda to gymnastics instead of Laryssa.  Avery and I had fun watching her, though Avery was anxious to join in.  Her little compact body is very strong and her favorites are the balance beam and "the pit".
While the girls were at gymnastics, the boys went out plowing.  It was the first father-son "man" activity and both boys seemed pleased, especially Aiden who discovered that plowing includes a stop at Dunkin Donuts.  Shaun fed him munchkins!   I know...I didn't approve either, but...he's the dad!  (sorry about the blown out photo...I grabbed my camera and just pressed the button without making adjustments).
February 17
Sisters...already sharing (and fighting over) clothes.  Love those faces!
February 18
My friend was in town from PA so we got to help celebrate her oldest's 2nd birthday.  The girls had kids to play with, Aiden had willing arms to hold him and I got to take pictures and talk with adults.  Perfect.
February 19
A coming of age thing...Aiden's first time sitting up in the shopping cart.  Amazingly, he knew just what to do and immediately got started knawing on the handle.  Ewww.  Yes, they make special cart-insert things, but I'll just be honest, I'm not the kind of mom who deals with carrying that around and actually using it.
February 20
Muddy feet!  That is thrilling to me because it means a) there were puddles in place of icy patches and b) it was (arguably) warm enough for Amanda to play in it.  The fact that her shoes are on the wrong feet?  Hardly noteworthy.  Still happens 9 out of 10 times.

So, what was your week like? Thanks for hosting this project, Sara!


H-Mama said...

Oh my goodness. I wouldn't know where to begin! These pix are all so precious... from the diaper bottom to the muddy shoes. Loved them all. Butchers on Valentines Day. Priceless. ;)

Tori said...

What great shots! The kids look so cute and the shoes on the wrong feet is great! Happens here too!
Love the murder mystery...always a fun time!
Great week!

Kim said...

Great photos! Sounds like a wonderful week and you took amazing shots of the kids.

LuAnn said...

Great pics this week.

Our church wants to do one of those mystery dinners.
Have you ever organized one??
If so are they difficult?

Angie's Ad Lib said...

Loved seeing your week! I've always wanted to try a Murder Mystery Dinner.

Funny that Daddy gave Aiden munchkins. My hubby was always the one to introduce the sugary treats too. I'm sure they had fun.

Loved that you captured the wrong shoe/feet thing. So cute.

Meg A. said...

I love the shot of Amanda on the bars! And the one of the 2 girls is sweet. I have missed seeing them on Saturdays...especially miss my conversations with them that never fail to crack me up!

Amy said...

Love that scooting around the living room butt of babies. So darn cute!! I am glad you have a little girl who doesn't mind getting a little muddy...makes exploring a lot funnier.

Great week in pictures!!


Darla said...

beautiful week.

i love the one of Amanda's shoes on the wrong feet.

and i never was the type of mom to carry around those shopping cart covers either, and it's all good. :D good for your big boy sitting up like that now.

the one of his and him is priceless.

Connie said...

That pic of Aiden's backside is too cute. I those carriage covers...nah...that's what those disinfecting wipes are for.

He & Me + 3 said...

Cute crawling picture and the shoes on the wrong feet is priceless. Cute.

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

Lots of cute baby pictures in a lot of blogs this weeks.

Shoes on the wrong feet...I remember those days, very sweet!


Cathy said...

Love the pics of your week, but my favorite is the shoes on the wrong feet!

The Bug said...

There's no place like home - there's no place like home... I wonder where Dorothy would have gotten to if her shoes had been on the wrong feet? Too cute!

Lori at The Davidson Den said...

Cute post. Made me laugh several times. Love the muddy feet. And how fun to have had a Murder Mystery party! I'll bet y'all are a hoot to hang around with!