Monday, February 17, 2014

Fabulous Fun February!

We have had such a blessed month.  We started off by celebrating my mother's 77th birthday.  Doug grilled up some thick cut smoked pork chops and sides and finished off with a slice of mom's birthday cake.  It was delicious!  
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Doesn't she look Fabulous at 77? 

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Katie made her grandma a special bands ring

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I love Colton's face, while mom is reading her card.

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I've been taking Photoshop classes this past month.  I thought I would practice creating matte designs with cut outs.

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We've had a lot of snow this month with two pretty big snow systems for us.  One day we had 2.5 inches of snow and within a couple of days, we received a total 6 inches.  Some areas received much more than we did.  We had a lot of fun in the snow and the school was dismissed for a few days.  Fortunately for us parents, our governor declared a state of emergency; thus, we don't have to make up the days we missed.  Yay! 

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Our sweet and lethal kitty

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While the kids warming up in the house with their daddy, I decided to go on a nice long walk and took lots of pictures.  I found these icicles on this bluff. It was so serene walking, listening and witnessing God's hand in creation.  I feel so blessed to experience it.  

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I'm seriously thinking about using this for our Christmas card this year. 

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Just beautiful!

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Colton had a field trip with his class to the Fun Zone.  This is the first time, he has been there.  He absolutely loved it!  Those kids were nothing but a blur, running wild, going here and there.  
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Colton wants to go here for his birthday party.  I've done this for Katie's birthday one year and those little girls had a blast.  I think we can fit The Kids Zone in for his birthday party.  

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Big Buddies!! 

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Classmates and Good Friends

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Here was our second and last Winter Storm

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Several people had some trees and tree limbs to fall because there was so much snow on them.  When trees and limbs fall, people lost power as well.  We were fortunate because we didn't lose power the entire time.  
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Snow Ball FIGHT!! 

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The kids all dressed up and ready to go to their Valentine's party at school.  They brought back so much candy.  Oh me! 

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Every year their grandparents bring the kids balloons for Valentine's Day along with another little surprise. 
I'll have to show you the Valentines we made to pass out to all of our friends at another time because as you can tell, I have just a little too much to blog about. 

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Katie missed a day of school due to snow last month.  Our school system was approved to use the Flexible Learning Class.  In other words, she has to accomplish several extra hours of academic and physical education at home.  She did a few extra minutes after school to make up this time.  We got all of it done and all that was left is 3 hours of museum or special academic outing.  She mentioned a couple of places that she wanted to visit, but I got online and went researching.  I came across a great deal from the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville.  They've had a DaVinci exhibit for at least a few days.  The deal was this weekend only to bring in a drawing of an invention or colored Mona Lisa and the kid gets in free.  The kids had a good time.  The DaVinci exhibit was interesting to me and it had several hands on invention models for the kids to play on.  

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Our little kiddos ate a little brave breakfast this morning because they wanted to go on the G-Force ride, the space simulator and climb the rock wall.  Katie saw the Space Shot and absolutely wanted to try it out.  I couldn't hardly believe it, but I didn't hold her back.  I was glad daddy went with her though.  

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There they went

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Momma's future astronauts in training

Our February has been filled with fun and laughter and the month isn't over yet.  What will the rest of the month hold for us?  Check back later.


1 comment:

Laura said...

Love, love, LOVED all the pictures! Yes! I think you oughta use that pic of Colton and Katie for your Christmas card! Your mom looks wonderful!! And I agree you should have Colton's party there! Looks like the perfect place! He and his friends will have another blast! And what a fun exhibit/outing! That looks so interesting! I'm jealous!

It's warm and muggy here today. Ugh! I'm ready for Spring, but not mugginess!!