Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Happy Valentine's Day! 2016

Yes, I realize I'm slightly belated with this post. I blame it on Kaity, who was supposed to take pictures for me to use and for various reasons that didn't happen. But let's be honest: I'm always posting stuff way after it actually happens.

Two weeks ago, our home school co-op had its Valentine's Day party - which was actually TWO parties! This year they split off into age groups. The middle and high schoolers had their own "Mad Hatter" tea party with every kind of candy imaginable, games, and crazy hats. The younger children had a more traditional party with valentines exchanged, food, and a craft to do.

The children's valentine collection boxes.

Selah showing her favorite Valentine some love.

Kaity had fun making a crazy hat for her party. It was constructed of Lego and included many nerdy references like Doctor Who, Star Wars, & Harry Potter.

The craft the children did was making valentines to be distributed to various recipients such as a nursing home, and a child battling cancer.

Jeff and I have never been big fans of such a commercialized holiday telling us we have to give "flowers, chocolates, promises you don't intend to keep ..." Except that last August I saw that the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra was doing a free Valentine's Day performance. Yes, please! So after church and a lunch at home of roast beef and potatoes, etc., we headed to the concert. It was well done overall, but we really wish we would have noticed that it was a "family" performance, meaning the audience was full of children. Ugh.

Me and my Handsome.

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