As far as I am concerned one of the only drawbacks to schooling at home is the lack of pasty art projects your kids proudly greet you with at the end of a busy day. Obviously we do create quite a few pasty projects at home, but it is not quite the same for the boys or for us when they present us with something that we helped them make.
We can ALWAYS count on NanaBaba (My mom and Tom) though. They, generously, entertained all three of our offspring last Saturday and let Jesse and I do dinner and a movie. When we arrived to pick up Anna, the boys spent the night, we were greeted with these LOVELY Valentine's Day gifts from our boys.
Jesse spent a nerve wracking week prior to Valentine's Day wondering if I was actually serious when I made him swear not to spend a dime on Valentine's Day themed merchandise. For the record I was VERY serious. Jesse more than excels at letting me now that I am loved and appreciated. In fact I have had multiple requests from fellow wives that he teach classes on how to be thoughtful, considerate and romantic. I simply do not need extra display on one particular day, just because Hallmark says so. Good job honey!
In other news, Anna has graduated to a big girl booster seat. Sniffle. What may well be the last high chairs to grace the S house went out with the trash last week. (Don't get upset that I did not at least freecycle them, they were anything but gently used.) Jesse and I still hold out a lot of hope that our family is not complete, but that is as much as I plan to say about the issue here. I have toyed with the idea of writing more about our thoughts/feelings/plans to adopt but find that it is much too personal a topic to expose to the general public. Here is a picture of Anna in her new big girl seat.
I am STILL sick and have been informed that I have no choice but to spend the weekend doing anything other than all the things that I think I really should be doing; which means that I have been sent to bed or the couch and get snarked at every time I try to get up and be productive. But at least that means I was able to type a real post, right? I have lost and regained my voice about 13 times through this illness so thank God for blogging! At least this way I can communicate with SOMEONE!
From my perch on the couch, I refuse to be isolated in our room, I snapped the following pictures of Anna and her darling daddy. It is a GORGEOUS Spring-like day...and here I am stuck on the couch unable to take a decent breath, walk up a flight of stairs or even communicate clearly. SIGH
Love to all! The flu is rampant all over the country and apparently the flu shots we insist on every year were developed to protect against viruses that are not causing the majority of the problems this year. Wash your hands a lot and avoid public places. Esther has strep so avoid her too (We love you Esther!).