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Monday, February 20, 2012

The Rest of the Year

Even though Corwin's birthday was a big shin-dig, there have been other things big and small going on in our little home.

One was that Rhianwen had to say goodbye to her first love, Kai. Well, that's what we mommies called it. When one day Kai was informed that he could not marry his mommy, he decided that Rhianwen was the next best thing b/c she played "bad-guys" with him. Awww, soooo romantic. Rhianwen was absolutely beside herself with grief when she discovered that Kai would be moving away to a different state and then half-way across the world to Japan. She pretty much cried the entire car-ride home from church after a missions conference (car-ride being about 20 minutes) and was only consoled when we said we would be sure to get a picture of her with him before he left. So here it is:

Don't they make a cute couple?

Then it was back to life as we know it.

Alden decided enough was enough, and got to work trying to open his geode on his own. He worked with his drill and hammer for a good 20 minutes on the thing. We took it as a sign that it was time to really crack them open.

With a more effective tool.

Corwin just had to get in on the action.


Then it was Valentine's Day. We love celebrating as a family. The kids learned how to make hearts by folding a piece of paper in half and drawing have a heart and cutting. Rhianwen said that most of hers looked like "fairy wings". I guess it was b/c the humps were long and skinny.

There were lots of sequins, feathers, and drawings. And daddy placed a chocolate in each bucket.

Alden got a hex-bug which he looooves. When Grandmama asked him about Valentine's Day, he said, "I got a bug!". I think she was unsure at first if she had understood him correctly.

Rhianwen looooves Fancy Nancy, so I got her a boa, but it's "itchy". So I don't know if she'll use it often. Ooh-la-la, I think she looks darling.

Finally we got some snow. Corwin's first. He thought it was interesting for about 2 minutes and then decided it was just pretty wet and cold.

Smack! They haven't gotten the whole dodge out of the way concept yet.

After hitting mommy with a snowball.

I just love my Lenten Roses. The white one in the back is so full of blooms! I'm amazed every time I look at it.

Corwin often a wiff of spring, and donned a Lei, but couldn't get it back off. Can you tell we have a patient little boy?

2 funny parent quotes:
Daddy was reading Fancy Nancy Vocabulary book to Rhi for story, and was reviewing the list of words, but inserted by mistake, hostage (instead of hostess) and mammogram (instead of monogram). No one seemed to notice but me. At the end of the list the book says "Look at all the fancy words you know now!". Yep, and a few extras a-la-daddy.

Also when discussing our date night, I said, "I wear special clothes on date night." and then rethinking I said, "Well, at least they are clean." That is pretty special when you have 3 snotters in the house.


  1. Oh, no, parent quotes....those kids are affecting ya'll. I think it is very sad that that cute little boy is moving away--they made a dashing couple and he looked like an interesting character! Love the dress up things. Alden was very persistent --preeeeety interesting!!

    I am not going to tell you what we did on Valentine's day....

  2. Love the pics of Alden opening the geode and Rhi's boa. Too cute! The video of Corwin is priceless...can't believe he's so patient! :)

  3. The picture of Rhi with her first love is so precious! And I'm just amazed by your little Corwin. Elsbeth would have been in hysterics after 3 seconds.

  4. Ah yes, Fancy Nancy. We love her, too.

    Nice new deck you have there!

    Rhianwen's sadness at her friend leaving made me sad too. I am not looking forward to Katelyn having to leave her friend, Sophie, in June. She is already talking about how she is going to miss her.


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