Happy Valentine's Day!!
Ben got up at 5:45 this morning because he was so excited about 'this special love day'. His teacher did a nice job of facilitating the exchange of cards and even incorporated some heart candy into her math lesson. She also had the kids refrain from opening their bags of goodies until after the school day was over. She ain't no dummy. We were sugar crash central around here [ahem. see the above picture for photographic proof].
I'll admit, I've never been a big VD person. Chris and I usually forget, honestly. This year he came home with a kiss and a wilted rose that he said was from his parking attendant. No joke. I didn't get him anything and we had two cranky kids this evening so it wasn't the most romantic of nights.
But! We actually do have a sitter scheduled for this week and I'm looking forward to a nice dinner and time for some non child-related conversation.
In other school-related news, I sewed this little reading tipi for our upcoming school auction. It was relatively straight forward (but also time consuming) to construct. Let's hope it sells for a lot of moolah. Our Seattle public schools are woefully underfunded and our little school could use the cash.