Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Repeats, Clichés and Love (Five for the Week)

1.  On repeat?  The weather.  Brutally cold.  And snowy.

We're trying to absorb some Vitamin D when we can. :)

2.  Also--cupcakes.

And my personal favorite: Greek Yogurt Cupcakes with Blackberry Frosting.  (The icing is perfection--lightly fruity and just the right amount of sweet.  Dreamy.)

3.  Oh, and due to the weather mostly keeping us inside, there has a been a lot of art.  (Watercolored coffee filters on cardboard inspired by THIS.) 
With a side of major (makes me laugh) cliché.  We painted while listening to Shakespeare.  (Naturally.)  I was searching for something Valentine-ish and came across Shakespeare for Children - A Midsummer Night's Dream and the Taming of the Shrew.  (They particularly liked the Taming of the Shrew. ;)  

4.  Meet George.  Our Valentine's Day fish à la Henry Huggins and his guppies.  George is loved.

5.  Our Valentine's Day also wrapped up with more notes from M on our mirrors and our mailbox stuffed with notes.  (She is the best letter-writer.)  They got a few treats from us--a box of chocolates, a small stuffed animal and a classical music CD (like Vivaldi for Valentines.) (Umm...perhaps that's also quite cliché...).

We also finished Raggedy Ann Stories.  I asked my Mom what her favorite book was when she was little and she said that she remembers loving the Raggedy Ann books from the library.  (It was written in 1918!)  And who knew?  Raggedy Ann has a candy heart inside of her--perfect timing.

This week is much the same--minus the Shakespeare and with an added birthday--we'll have a brand new seven-year-old tomorrow. :)

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