This past week was full of fun. Yes, we did a little learning.
Friday, of course, was Valentine's Day. Our homeschool group had a Valentine's party which we had to prep for the day before.
Fabulessly Frugal. I love that it came with a printable and that the straws were so in expensive (Wal-mart Party Section - 6 for $1.00!) Yes, I put them all together but while I made 35 of these, the boys made their own hearts and wrote names on them for fun.
Finally, one thing that Josh has asked to do all winter was to see the beach in the winter. Well, this was the winter to do it because it has been so cold that Lake Michigan is about 90% frozen which, well, never happens. Josh loves the beach in the summer so this was important to him. We finally had a weekend where we did not have a blizzard forecasted so, after church we headed out.
Our first stop was a Chinese Buffet. Now, that is not my favorite style of food BUT we have one little boy who thinks that a Chinese Buffet is the best thing since sliced bread. Darryl took him to get his food and asked if he wanted french fries (which, of course, they have at a Chinese Buffet) to which he replied, "No, lets start with the fruit" - gotta love that kid. He picked out everything from Fruit to Jell-O to Fish and Chicken on a stick. Talk about being proud of his plate! He told me he got the meat on a stick because he loves sticks - sticks are fun to play with, fun to eat with, and straws are like sticks so we drink with them! Not to mention, Chinese Buffets always have Ice Cream :-)
From there we headed out to the lakeshore.
And yes, the boys were tired!!! They never made a sound after they went to bed!