Sunday, February 14, 2016

Valentine's Day 2016!

It has been over a month since I have blogged. It seems like life has been going full speed ahead. Thank goodness for me nursing a baby, because it gives a few short well needed breaks during the day. By the time evening rolls around I am wiped and drained of all of my energy reserves. I am not complaining, as I wouldn't change staying at home and homeschooling for anything.
Three kids are in soccer now and all four are doing archery. Between games, practices, church and homeschool activities, that is our week.
This past week we had our FOCUS homeschool Valentine's Party. The kids always look forward to this day. They enjoy making cards, baking, and making their boxes.
At the party, we had 91 kids and adults and a few babies sprinkled in. I planned games for the different age groups.
We made cards for the local nursing home residents.
The kids exchanged cards with everyone.
We enjoyed some delicious goodies.
Afterwards, another family joined us and we delivered the cards to the residents and staff. It was so much fun seeing everyone's face light up because of a simple card.
I know this holiday is a silly- mostly hallmark holiday. But a simple gesture of giving something as small as a card to someone--even if it is a few stickers scattered on a cut out heart, really brings delight to some. Katelyn was the only one who gave me a card this year. Maybe the others will remember next year. This years scrapbook of cards will just feature Katelyn's card, but seeing my kids enjoy the little activities around this day brings me delight.

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