It's that time of year again when we are just about ready to scream, put up the white surrender flag and give in to the winter blahs. The calendar tells us it's February and if you're a homeschool mom you know exactly how many days of school are left (ahem, that would be 74 for us).
Thankfully, this winter has been bearable. Besides that, God knew what He was doing when he blessed and surprised us with two sweethearts born this month. Just the idea of having two birthdays to celebrate, however low key and simplified we do them, they are still celebrations to look forward to. They are two very wonderful reasons to get my act together, stay on task with birthday planning/gift buying, and the days swirl by at rapid speed.
Last week we celebrated birthday #1 and enjoyed pink velvet cupcakes with buttercream frosting, decorated with candy Olafs and snowflakes (thank you, clearance aisle). They were a hit!
So were her dress up clothes she received as a birthday gift from us. It seemed odd that she was even more excited over the Firefighter dress up clothes than the Elsa dress.
She was one happy three year old, content with yummy cupcakes and gifts on her birthday day.
This past weekend fell smack dab between the girls' birthdays and we celebrated their birthdays with a few family members.
You better bet there was a Frozen cake!
I went with store bought and had them keep it decorated minimally with just snowflakes/sprinkles. I had found a set of Frozen character toys online that I thought would serve well as cake toppers and toys afterward. Always thinking I am.
They worked and the girls were happy to find out that they could play with them later.
Don't even ask why they are on the counter posing with the cake. They insisted on it.
Odd angle much?
These crazy girls, my Irish twins. They certainly are hard to capture lately with smiles and looking at mom with the camera.
Silly Sisterly Love.
You know us, we'll celebrate at least one more time next week on Gianna's birthday day too.
It falls on Mardi Gras this year, so there's sure to be more cupcakes and other treats to consume before Ash Wednesday.
In the meantime, this week is all about planning for Friday and Saturday. Besides setting up/decorating and some cooking for our parish Winter Carnival, we're heading to our homeschool group Valentine's Day sledding party get together on Friday.
Speaking of, are you looking for printable Frozen Valentines?
There are cute FREE ones over here.
How about Minecraft Valentines?
Scroll down to find them over here.
Saturday you'll find us at our church stirring the chili, snacking on munchies, playing games, hitting the pinata, having Mass with the Bishop, consuming the chili and watching Big Hero 6.
We're celebrating Big before Lent hits next week.
What are your plans this week? Are you preparing for Lent?
Let me know since I'm going to need a little help getting around to all that preparing.