Friday, February 19, 2010

Valentine's Day - and President's Day

At the school my son attends, they had a Valentine's Day party the last hour of school on Friday. I was really excited that it happened to fall on the same Friday that my husband had off work so that I was able to go while he stayed home with the little kids.
They had fun little crafts for the kids, some goodies, and games. It was a good time!
I didn't get very many pictures because it seemed like I was the only dorky parent who brought a camera.

My goofy kid with a mouthful of cake.

Since there was no school on President's day, I wanted to do something fun with the kids. I got a Culture Pass to the Desert Botanical Garden. I REALLY like that place. I've taken the younger kids there a couple of times, but this was the first time that Zander got to go. What is really interesting is that because of the nature of it (plants in different seasons) it is different every time we've been. And there are LOTS of different trails, each with something different to learn about.
I learned a lot of different plants and thier uses, and the kids really enjoyed it too! I learned that you can use Mesquite beans (which are EVERYWHERE around here) and grind them into flour. I'm not sure that I would ever do that, but it's cool to know.

Still has a black eye

My pretty girl

The sun was bright and they didn't want to look at me

The baby was there too

Trying to grab the mesquite tree

One more pose

The weather was perfect, and it was a great time! Then, we had lunch with Daddy as a bonus!

1 comment:

Caranna said...

You are such a cool Mom!

We stayed home on Presidents Day - Ryan even had the day off and we didn't do anything special. How sad.

You have such cute kids!