Starting the Weekend

I have to admit it, Friday evening I was just lazy and didn’t get around to posting. I am going to ATTEMPT a daily post for the month of February. Anyway, Friday…

We spent most of the day at home on Friday instead of heading off to the conservatory. It was a combination of Ken having work to do and his sitting on the phone for over an hour sorting out an internet payment we attempted to make to my Alberta student loan (seriously we have never had so much trouble trying to PAY BACK a loan!). Instead the twins and I got to work on finishing a couple projects – cleaning their drawers which is something we do each Friday, and putting the sticks onto the fans they made for Chinese New Year.

Circular fans (Gavin left)

Then I got them to work on their Valentines. Each kid has their own set (though I need to pick some up for Echo still) and this year Zander and Gavin are writing out ALL of theirs by themselves. It is a bit painstaking but they managed to truck through quite a few before needing to stop. Sadly the finish on both sets means we HAVE TO use pens… which is tricky with boys used to being able to erase mistakes.

Working on their Valentines (Zander left)

After Ken FINALLY got off the phone we packed the whole family up and went to Walmart to do some shopping. We needed to get wipes and laundry detergent so of course I stopped by the kids section and got Echo a pair of slippers (the crib shoes I lost one of seem to no longer be stocked sadly) and a shirt on clearance for Trinity. Which means I got side tracked and also go juice boxes for the kids, Echo’s first Valentines card AND those candy hearts with the words on them (I plan on having the boys try and read them before snacking). We are not doing a huge party thing for Valentines but we will still be giving people Valentines, having some snacks and spending at least half a day playing games and such.

I have made plans for the 5th to for sure go to the downtown mall and enjoy the activities there, but other than that we are putting the bulk of our effort into the boys’ birthday party. My mom and Mike are making their cake so I am in charge of the rest of the snacks and decorations… I went with lots of bright and bold colours. Gotta love Dollarama!

We FINALLY made it out to the conservatory today. It has gotten cold again so we were hoping that the feature pyramid would be a nice warm one, no such luck, but it was so pretty it made up for the chill. I think if the day had not been so cold the pyramid would have been warmer. It is amazing how they can control the climate in them. We did manage some lovely pictures of Trinity in her outfit bought for her by Aunty Karyn before having to put her coat n, but Echo’s finery went unseen. I am thinking we are going to have to dress her up here at home and stage some photos.

Trinity, Emanuel, Gavin and Zander

Echo Asleep

Little angel

Th kids did their usual drawings based on the plants there in the room. Gavin’s are getting very interesting, this time he drew the pyramid around the flowers too! I am thinking if he keeps up with this interest we will have to find a way to get him art lessons whereas Zander is much more my hands on and active boy!

I will try and post pictures of his drawings tomorrow!

Our afternoon after a bit of shopping was relatively quiet, Ken and I each took a nap, as did Echo, Trinity, Emanuel AND Zander (he was acting up). Gavin spent most of his morning peeling the paper off of broken crayons. These were then used tonight melted down and made into new crayons!

In the molds

So with Sean over tonight so he and Ken can watch Band of Brothers I have spent my time working on a cross stitch, writing out Trinity and Emanuel’s Valentines and playing around on the computer. I was almost too lazy to get this up too!! Ack! But I have to get that Zombie cross stitch done. And tomorrow we begin the baking.

Trinity and Me

With Daddy

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