Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day!

It started snowing right at the end of our Bible reading this morning so I gave the kids a break and sent them out to play in the snow. We've had quite a bit of snow this winter but it's been so cold the kids haven't been able to play in it much. Today was a prime opportunity with huge snowflakes and decent weather.

We were planning on going to our local homeschool co-op Valentine's party but we had to forgo that because of Emily's oxygen treatment. Of course I avoided wording it that way to the kids but they had really been looking forward to the party. They've been talking about it since last year.

So instead we did school and then we made chocolate-covered strawberries. I'm always a little leery of doing "projects" with all of the kids but this went really well!

We made 32 strawberries and the kids enjoyed them after dinner. Somehow I've inadvertently created a tradition of making individual heart-shaped pizzas for Valentine's day. I'm not sure how it got started but the kids insist we do it every year so we do. :)

Emily's oxygen treatment went well again today. She enjoys the attention and today they let the other kids come back one at a time and visit her because I was getting lots of interesting questions about it (like "Is Emily going to look different after she's done?", which makes sense since she keeps coming out of surgery with additional work done on her mouth). The kids thought it was pretty cool, but they were more interested in watching the Disney movie out in the lobby. We get a couple of days off and then a full week of treatments next week. 

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