Saturday, June 6, 2015

Valentine's Party '15

Valentine's was not coming to me easily this year (I still haven't even had 'friend' b-day parties for my kids...guess that means I won't.) but I always like planning one for the homeschool families from my church, because when I think about my school experience, it's one of those things I really enjoyed.  Decorating bags/boxes, making/signing valentines for everyone and getting to read them all afterward, it was just something I loved.  I really want my kids to have those memories even though they're not in school.  I just sighed this year and thought it was probably not going to happen.

But my friend, Mandi, offered to have it at her house if I still wanted to invite all the families (hope I remembered everyone...always worries me...let me know if I missed you!).  So out went the email.  She had some goodies, I brought some cupcakes, and she cute!  She also had a table ready for all the bags/boxes.  So the kids just started passing valentines out like crazy...along with some moms for the littler non-readers.  So here's WAY too many pics of THAT :)  And not good pics at that!  All I had was my iphone, so I stood on a chair and just snapped the madness, hoping to get every child at some point!

Afterwards, we had healthy snacks and dye/milk/nut-free cupcakes,  hung out, talked and just absorbed each other's company!!

Thank you, Mandi, for making it happen...even with bad ankles!!

And after all that hanging out a couple of us went out for lunch because we were hungry again!

And, Mindy, you and your crew sure were missed!!!

Fun with the Grandad and Grandmom

Grandad and Clyde played Khet, a strategy game involving lasers and mirrors.  Clyde typically wins strategy games with whoever he plays, but I'm not sure about this round.  He's playing with the person, from whom I'm fairly certain he got that trait.

What movie time at Grandad and Grandmom's looks like.  I think we watched either Avengers or Big Hero 6.

Find Clyde!

Lu decided to climb too :)

It was too cool for snakes so we got the VERY rare pleasure of hiking with Grandmom!!

Clyde getting to enjoy the rare treat of holding a kitty.  Meet Honey.

A big game of Imaginiff!  This is a WONDERFUL family game for those of you who are fellow board game enthusiasts!!!  So fun!