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).
I was thankful to have some sweet time away but am always eager to get back home to these faces!
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.
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.
We were excited to have a dear Phoenix friend, Eric, stay with us while he was in town.
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!
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!
Meanwhile I was getting special, quality time with these fine people!
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.