February 2017 NoVa

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Someone got into the Rummikub game during his quiet time and made a little display for me!

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Superhero capes!

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Michael taking Colt to school – Colt’s favorite!!

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Finn needing some extra snuggles. I’ve never been a big baby-wearer but every now and then, we love it.

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The best way to start a Saturday!

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Family time at Sugar Shack Donuts!

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Precious Finn.

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“School” with Mom.

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He could use a little work in the handwriting department…

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Jammies!

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And more jammies!

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Park time! Finn loves the slides.

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Feeding and riding the dino.

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Brothers!

February 10-12 was the Women’s Retreat at our church so Michael had the boys solo for the weekend. He was a total overachiever and did things like make them Mickey Mouse pancakes, take them out to the park, go to a friends’ house for a playdate, take them to church and EVEN to Chuck-E-Cheese (which, in retrospect, Michael says was mildly traumatic to do with both kids and only one parent).

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Two happy faces.

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Make that three.

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Park picnics.

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Chuck-E-Cheese!

I was thankful to have some sweet time away but am always eager to get back home to these faces!

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Heart eyes.

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Times two.

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Finn’s favorite food might be raisins.

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His little expressions just kill me!

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Love them!

Upon my return, we got ready to celebrate Valentine’s Day! Colt and I made PINK rice crispy treats with sprinkles to send to school for all of his classmates.

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Happy Valentine’s Day from this little heartbreaker.

A true romantic, Michael made sure that Valentine’s Day was special for me too. He got up early that morning and when I came downstairs he had breakfast waiting, flowers all about, cards from him and the boys AND he had reserved me a mani/pedi for that evening before then meeting him out for a dinner date. So thankful for how kind, thoughtful and fun Michael is – he’s always putting in the extra effort to make me feel loved and to make things that much more fun and celebratory.

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Cheers! Amazing dinner at Kapnos Taverna.

We were excited to have a dear Phoenix friend, Eric, stay with us while he was in town.

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“Chambo” bonding with Finn and Colt.

Mid-February we spent almost a week in Arizona doing a little early celebrating of Sharon’s 70th, but I’ll post separately on that trip next.  Upon our return we enjoyed some unseasonably warm weather!

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My Target buddy!

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Back yard bros. **Side note: THIS is why we are re-doing our backyard…

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Little dirt face.

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Penrose Park fun.

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Telling stories over lunch.

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Finn & grapes.

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Meeting Dad at the park after work.

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Precious brothers.

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Stick!

At the end of February I flew to SC for a quick weekend visit to spend some time with my grandparents as my grandmother was in the midst of a long recovery/rehabilitation from a broken leg. Michael was a champ-Dad and watched the kids solo for the second time that month!

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Morning on the porch.

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Sunday morning, ready for church!

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But stopping first for donuts!

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Little front yard picnic.

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And park time.

Meanwhile I was getting special, quality time with these fine people!

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Papa and Nannie at the Lowman Home Rehab Center.

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My pretty mama with her parents.

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Wheeling around the property with my grandparents!

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The girls.

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Flying home to my boys.

My dad randomly had some business in the area so he had stayed with Michael and the kids the night before I came back home. When I arrived back in Virginia on Monday morning this is the cute little sight that I was greeted with.

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Pasha with his grandsons. Starting the morning with milk, coffee and cartoons.

2 thoughts on “February 2017 NoVa

  1. So so many adorable photos–I want to make a comment on each one! A few quick notes:

    -Love all of Finn’s wubbys. Katherine LOVES her lambs!
    -Colt is writing so well! I am impressed!
    -The picture of them sitting on the back and looking into the yard is so precious!

    Love and miss y’all!

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