Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Be My Valentine

Valentine's Day around here was pretty low-key...just how we like it. :) Jemma had a science class first thing in the morning, so we had to fore go the traditional heart-shaped french toast and save our Valentine meal for dinner...

If I'm honest, it wasn't as "Valentine-ee" as I had envisioned/hoped/planned...we ended up having taco salad and strawberries on paper plates (at least they were festive paper plates), a fruit smoothie with whipped cream, and GOBS of candy for dessert. I'm totally sick of sweets...and yet, here I sit eating a pile of Hershey kisses and dove chocolates. Apparently I have no self control - even if what I'm eating doesn't sound good. Brandon surprised me with roses and even took the kiddos for a bike ride while I made dinner. Preparing a meal with utter silence in the background was pretty awesome. Possibly better than the flowers. ;)

And, not that I made Jemma do much school work that day, but we did do some math with conversation hearts and, since I had a picture of it, I thought, might as well put it on here.

And, just for those of you who are interested, Jemma has had a recent BREAK THROUGH with her reading. It has been really exciting/rewarding/encouraging as a first-time home school mom to be a part of it. All of the rotten/frustrating/discouraging days paid off BIG TIME when things clicked for this little lady. Alleluia! Almost makes me feel like I could home school more than just this year...hmm.


Sharee and Arthur said...

Happy Valentine's Day to you guys! I agree that making dinner in quiet solitude is better than flowers. What a great gift! And hurray for Jemma (and YOU) for her reading break-through! That's so exciting! We love you guys!

Mitch n' Molly said...

Of course you could...Home School for life... You pretty much rock! Looks like lots of fun at your house. Jemma reading?! That is so fun! Well Done!

Kristina said...

Looks "Valentine-ee" to me. You are so festive and always make holidays special in your home!
Tell Jemma congrats on the reading progress, what a smart girl! What do you mean "almost"?... You've got what it takes to homeschool for many years.
p.s. It's been too long. We need to talk.

Melanie said...

Hey Jen thanks for the valentine goodies, so tasty! I'm glad you were able to enjoy the holiday!