In addition to Mom trying to not overdo it while Dad works a ridiculous amount of hours at work, here's what we've been up to.
We've been watching the Olympics whenever we can, which is tough since we are cheap and don't have cable. Briz loves the ice skaters and she has a lot of questions. She particularly wants to figure out the dynamic between the pairs: are they married, are they in love, are they boyfriend and girlfriend?
Briz started swim lessons. She is with a boy teacher and all boy friends, but she doesn't seem to mind too much. She said she wants to wear this swimsuit every lesson because her teacher told her he likes it (she already has a crush on him). She is such an awesome little swimmer, its fun to see her gain more and more confidence.
We have loved spending time with the Papworths, now that they live close by. Little Miles just turned 1 and he absolutely destroyed his cake. It was the best I've seen by a one year old.
Nick sprained his ankle playing basketball. My response was, "Well at least we don't have to go to the emergency room."
I visited Briz in her classroom this week, and it was so fun. I just want her to stay this age forever because she just adores Nick and I. She wanted to show me off to all of her friends; she was so proud I was there. And her friends started following me around for some reason. At one point, I was reading to 10 kids who just started sitting on my lap and wrapping their arms around me. Love little kids.
We had fun getting ready for Valentines Day. Briz and I made this about a week before V-day, but Briz was extremely proud of it. I am starting to realize that there are way too many Holidays which involve kids eating candy. Not sure who thought of that, but I'm already less enthusiastic about it. Briz loved writing her Valentines herself, to her friends and teachers. On V-Day, for dinner we had pink pancakes with pink whipped cream, and heart shaped strawberries. We played games after, and I'm pretty sure Briz was on cloud nine.
I normally really dislike Valentines Day, and its still not my favorite, but this year I felt very grateful for all of the love I feel in my life from Nick and Briz. They make life fun.