Happy Valentines Day from our family to yours! If I were a blog reader, I'd be incredibly tired of hearing me drone on about how lucky I feel to be surrounded by so much love in this family, how thankful I am for a caring, helpful husband and how much I adore my two healthy and beautiful kids, so I guess I'll leave all that out.
Things have been moving along here as we shovel out of the massive amount of snow we got last week. The kids are tired of being cooped up and so am I. We got out every day last week, but I just LONG for days of playing in the backyard and walking to the park without needing a full snowsuit and boots.
Last weekend, my Dad, Dawn, and Tori came down to visit for the day. (We missed you, Uncle Collin!) After living here for almost 8 years, I finally made my first trip to Science Central. What a cool place! We even bought a family pass because you also get free admission to many of the Chicago museums.
It had tons to do for little kids...
(... and big kids!)
We all went to dinner afterwards, and as you can see, Kevin and I milked it for all it's worth because we had helping hands with the babies! Grammy Dawn was on "Preston meal duty" while Tori got to snuggle CeCe. Thanks, guys!
Aunt Tori and Preston reading:
This weekend has proven to be busy as well. Friday evening, my mom stayed with the kids so Kevin and I could go have a nice dinner together and celebrate Valentines Day. (And something else exciting, but I'll go into that in a different post. And no, we are most definitely not pregnant.) Thanks for babysitting, Mom!
In other news, I think CeCe is teething. Everything is in her mouth, her usually quite-tolerable-for-a-baby sleep has been disrupted, and she's fussier than normal with an occasional runny nose. She's doing well otherwise, still has some spastic movement qualities with her arms and seems unable to grasp toys as well as Preston did at this age. She likes to roll from her back to her belly, but isn't big on getting back over from there. Preston, as you can see, has resurrected his fireman costume from Halloween. Remember, the one he refused to wear? Let's hope it still fits him come this October. ;)