Monday, February 17, 2014

I took these pictures during the last week that Jace had off of school.  For weather.  Can you believe that?  A whole random week off because of ice and snow.

Livvy is the sweetest.  And even though she is a lot squirmier and yells at me a lot now when I try to take her picture, I still do it.

Look at that crazy hair that was hiding underneath her hat.  When she takes a bath at night and goes to sleep with her hair wet, it gets pretty crazy.

See, she likes to yell at me.

So those were just some random pictures.  And now on to the day of love.

Jace had school on Friday, but they did send them home early because they thought it might get icy.  But really it just rained.  So he came home early because of the rain.  It's getting pretty ridiculous.

Luckily I had decided to go help in his classroom at my normal time, from 9-10, instead of during the party.  Because the party was cancelled.  

However, I did help the kids pass out their valentines while I was there, so they got to bring home their envelopes of goodies.

Which I have no pictures of because by the time Uncle Danny dropped Jace off, his bag was destroyed and most of his candy already demolished

Grandma and Paka sent the kids some goodies that they saw when they woke up that morning.  Cameron carried around the popsicle stick puzzle all day and took his nap with it by his bed.

Also he gets to go stay with Poppy when I help in Jace's class on Fridays, which he loves.  And I bet by looking at his fruit punch mustache you can figure out why.  He gets lots of special treats and fun games when he hangs out with Poppy.

So then I attempted to do something holiday-ish when the Jace got home from school early.  I made some sugar cookies and was going to have the boys help me cut them out and then decorate them. I rarely ever bake anything so I was pretty impressed with the sugar cookies.  The recipe was one that came up when I googled "easiest sugar cookie recipe".  And it was pretty easy.  So they helped cut them out for like two seconds.

And then they just wanted to wrestle.  Which is what they always want to do.  And it mostly drives me crazy.  Sometimes I can ignore it.  But mostly I fly off the handle and go mom crazy on them.

Because the end result of their wrestling is always the same.

Nobody ever listens to me.

And then later on that afternoon, Auntie Lisa called to say she and Lucas were bringing some goodies over. 

So Livvy eagerly awaited their arrival.

And then Auntie Sherri came over, too.  These kiddos are lucky and spoiled.

So that makes it okay that Brice and I usually dish out nothing for holidays that aren't their birthday or Christmas.  We have to even it out right?

And then our guests left, Brice came home and the boys decorated their cookies.  And also got to facetime with Grandma and Paka.

Facetime is awesome.  And also we like ketchup at our house.  But it was just leftover from the dinner of nuggets.  We weren't using it for the cookies.

Livvy ate her cookie and talked to Grandma and Paka.

And basically all she will eat now is nuggets and cookies.

Then the kids went to bed, all hyped up on sugar and candy, and Brice and I watched tv and did nothing.  Pretty nice day.


The Sandalls said...

Such cute pictues of Livvy Look! And how fun to make cookies! I planned on letting the kids help me with our jello and pizza, but when it got down to it…I just couldn't handle it. hehehe. You are awesome! Happy Day of Love!!!

Celeste said...

What a great idea to cut out cookies on the back of a pan. Wrestling is the same at our house.

Celeste said...

And by the way, a WHOLE week of school off? That is insane. Can't believe they cancelled his party too. Really lame.