Thursday, February 18, 2016

100 days wiser

I don't remember ever celebrating 100 days of school during the school year while growing up, but it certainly is celebrated every year in our kids' schools.

Sophia is pretty reserved about most things and is always the Bailey child that hangs back when the others are hugging everyone and making their presence known.  So I was really surprised when she said she wanted to dress up for her class 100 days party.

I have some old glasses I don't use any more and told her she could use them, as long as she didn't really look through them.  :)  So here's the outfit she orchestrated.

Love that girl!

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Valentine's Day 2016

You know it's love when you spouse gives you something for Valentine's Day and it has nothing to do with flowers, chocolates, jewelry, or any of the typical stuff, but he gives it because he knows you really want it.  That's what Matt did this year, and he scored some major points!

First off, he knew I'd be traveling for a ward conference today and that it wouldn't be a typical day, so he gave it to me yesterday.  He was so excited to give it to me that I was really curious as to what it was. 

He came in from outside where the gift was hidden and at first it wasn't registering to me.  It was a photo album and a stack of pictures that had just been developed.  But when I opened the pictures I was so excited! 

Matt heard me talking over the last few weeks that we really needed to get a photo book for Joshua.  The poor boy doesn't have anything to look at when everyone else pulls out their baby books.  I have felt really badly about that.
So there it was!  A photo album with about 100 printed pictures from Matt's computer of Joshua through the first 2 or 3 years of life.  It was so thoughtful and I was so happy he did it.

I've just finished getting them in chronological order and in the book.  Now I've got to print everything else and get it in all the books.  We have things online, but we really like to pull out books and look through them.

By the way, Matt did give me chocolate too.  Ghirardelli Dark Salted Chocolates.  They're pretty blissful.  :)

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Hot Chocolate - Take 4

For the fourth year running we set up our hot chocolate stand to benefit Jump Rope for Heart.  The tradition is less and less thrilling to me but the kids really enjoy it - so on we went. 

There wasn't snow but it was cold enough to enjoy a nice cup.  Our first year we had a ton of publicity and support from the school.  It has definitely waned, but we raised in the neighborhood of $75.