Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Special Days, lots of 'em

I meant to do a tender birthday post for Hub. But his Big Day was last week and there's an expiration date on stuff like that so you'll just have to trust me about how super he is. He requested strange things like carrot cake and he got some trail mix and V8 and jerky in addition to the dress clothes he needed. I don't know many people who would get excited about v8, but that's what makes Hub special. He didn't want a big fuss on his birthday and I had to gently remind him that he doesn't get a say anymore. Birthdays are all about the kids even when it's not their birthday, so they made him great cards and made sure he got plenty of play time. The next day we had a romantic time at the movies though Mitch was sitting between us (we saw The Lightning Thief with about 200 other of our closest elementary school aged boys) The C fam tradition of hiding gifts continues

The other problem with Hub's Birthday is that it is 3 days before Valentines Day. So I felt a little overwhelmed with specialness going on around me. We had to make two V-Day containers this year, do the Valentines for three classes in addition to the homemade ones for the grandparents, and then I got to come up with games for the parties in Ethan's and Mitch's classes. So by the time we actually had Valentines on Sunday I was a little over it already. Thankfully Hub got me some great treats to remind me the importance of that holiday. Ike and Mitch with their creative 'boxes'
And then there was President's Day! Another day filled with specialness. Like a couple loads of laundry and a trip to Walmart. I did educate the children with some details of Lincoln's assassination since I knew that would be the only part they'd really be interested in (next year I'm sure they'll be ready for the finer points of the Emancipation Proclamation).
Maybe next year we can spread some of these holidays out a bit better so everybody gets their own separate tribute post. Or at least Hub.

11 comments:

T said...

I love that their little smiles go so well with their fancy valentine's boxes - awesome!!!

T said...

oh, and I just had so much fun going back and re-reading all the blog posts I'd missed (most of them) over the past few months - it was like Christmas all over again... and I'm SOOOOO glad those dresses worked after all!!!

Matt and Cristina said...

Wow, that is a lot of specialness going on at your house. V8 for his birthday?! Leon is easy to please. And I love the valentine boxes. I have to say, I wasn't too sad about missing all the classroom valentine mayhem this year. Valentine's Day at home with one kid is much easier.

stephanie said...

Happy Birthday Leon. Was this birthday the big 35?

Valentines day is definitely overrated. However, I do enjoy gettng my treats restocked.

Isaac's face expressions are the best!

cold cocoa said...

Wow- those milk jugs are not quite like the ones mom made, but then again, you were never quite as crafty as Mom when she really wants to be.
And I know what you mean about Vday. Once the actual day was here, on Sunday no less, it was pretty much over for me too. And no problemo with that.

The Allreds said...

Any reason to celebrate is good! Sometimes it is hard when things land all at once though! Glad you all survived with smiles on your faces. I know you were smiling M, just by your comments : )
I'm NOT smiling about your comment on my blog! Yes, it's been a year today...why'd you remind me!?!??!

Elaine said...

Those boxes are awesome!

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LC said...

That's a lot of celebratin' going on over there! Sadly, President's Day didn't make the cut over here so Kudos to you for even mentioning a president.
Happy Bday to Leon. If I ever get any v-8 I'll know who to regift it too:)

hOLLIANN said...

We had so much fun the other night, although I think Leon and Reg did not get enough time to laugh at our thoughtful wittiness...We went back to try the breakfast btw...very good!

hOLLIANN said...

Oh, and I loved the heartfelt tribute to Leon. I think the word "super" was perfect...no need to go any further. I don't ever tell Reg how "super" he is, I just spoil him with lavish gifts...like radiators, water pumps...and such.

trudihyer said...

Hey, you sure know how to do the romantic movie. You do so many fun things with your family. They are lucky to have such a great mom and wife. I didn't think about any Presidents on Presidents day, let alone teach my kids anything. See you are amazing...