today was the valentine exchange party with our home school group. there were crafts and i know someone planned a few games, but with the cold and all the different age levels, it seemed like a good idea just to let them play. it was freezing cold, but we had hot chocolate. cookies, cupcakes and homemade sugar bread filled almost a whole table. my fingers are still so numb i can barely type. so in that respect i am glad to be home. the kids are having a dance off in the living room. i want to say that it is for the fun of it, but i think the quantity of sugar they consumed this afternoon has something to do with it.
there were three new babies there. i had my eye on the two dressed in pink. i can’t show you their pictures because they are not my babies, but i sure left that park wanting to take one home. my baby will be 5 in april. i will turn 33. i would love at least one more before i turn 35.
the holy innocence which abounds when homeschooling families gather always leaves me in awe. all of the sticky hands, happy faces and huge mini vans stand out for some reason. and what a blessing they are in a world where having too many kids is deemed such a burden.
today almost didn’t happen because of the weather, but i am so glad it did! love is a holiday that should be celebrated every day! i think i’ll keep all the heart stuff out until ash wednesday, but i won’t bore you with any more red and white, i promise.