I know I have not mentioned the magazine I was gifted (Family Fun) recently but the February edition is chock full of fun Valentine’s fun! Though some of the ideas (ie. the Valentines cards you can make) are a little too difficult for our boys I found a wonderful recipe for “Pudding Cones” using powdered pudding mix which I will share when we do them up for the party. I have ideas for NEXT year when the boys are a little more focused which I am definitely going to have to make sure this magazine ends up in the Valentine’s and Easter craft box!
Sadly the Saturday puppetshow at the library was cancelled due to lack of interest so instead we spent our day at home. I sorted out the outgrown clothes – and boy do we have a TON and I have given away at least as much! I am so glad that when I go through the buckets I find MANY pieces that we did NOT pay for. Thank goodness for presents, hand me downs and kind family members. The boys did a craft project in the late afternoon – snowman heads… from a little kit my mom had dropped off last weekend. Of course not something Trinity could do so we set her up with a tub of Play doh and some toys.
Ken managed to get out all of the non-toy items out of the kids’ basement playroom finally so I am hoping to spend a day this week tidying up the toys. We still need to set up the spare tv with their little computer set up for quiet time since the twins really are getting too old to lay down for a nap most days. Which of course is a major source of excitement for the big boys. They have also been going outside as much as possible to get in time in the snow.
We are trying our hardest to get back into the swing of EVERYTHING starting this weekend so Ken and the twins headed off to Sunday School leaving a VERY cranky Trinity and Emanuel to hang out with me. Whenever we stay home and the boys leave I try to have Emanuel do a craft (After all they do one in class). Today he chose to make Grandma a card using foam squares and dinosaur stickers.
So much snow today and the weather turned rather cold after the guys got home from church. But what can you expect from February in Alberta? How better to take advantage of a snowy day than to finish the project I want to mail out tomorrow? I won’t be sharing any pictures until my cousin receives the piece but I am rather happy with it.
A nice portion of the afternoon was spent playing with the Wonder Sand the boys got for Christmas. A little messy when all is said and done but more in the cleaning up than the actual playing. Definitely something we won’t bring out often as the boys just can’t contain the mess BUT a great rainy day/snowy day activity.
Tomorrow is my first official prenatal appointment back with my old doctor. Add to that having to get bloodwork done and I am VERY glad to be spending the whole day at my mom’s. It gives us the opportunity to go to the baby supply store without the kids and only take Trinity to the doctor’s appointment. Mom and I are going to give carrot cake a go and maybe take Harley for a walk… as well as take our sleds in case the weather is favourable. With all these kids and my lack of energy even just an hour away is a big effort so it is nice to have a place to stay for the day, rest and let the kids play.
So quite a bit to do tonight before turning in for an early (for me) morning. Hopefully by mid February I will feel A LOT more like myself!