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Monday, February 16, 2009

Lowe's Build and Grow program

I hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine's Day. We did! Our Valentine tradition for Kelsey and me include me getting him an orange rose and some kind of a purple flower that is available (it's been everything from irises to carnations). He always bakes me a Valentine cake. This has been our tradition since before we started dating. This year, Taliesin decided he also wanted a purple carnation for Valentine's day. Nathanael opted for a Valentine frog balloon.

Our Valentine's Day started with a trip to Lowe's for Taliesin to make a jewelry box through their Build and Grow program. It is a really neat project for kids. Nathanael also got a building kit, but he was more interested in playing than building. This was a first time there, so each got his own apron and safety goggles. And they each got a patch for this month's project -to sew on the apron. The next activity will be on Feb. 28. The kids will be building wooden race cars (even Nathanael is looking forward to that one!) Taliesin asks me everyday, "When do we go build the race cars?" Taliesin, now, just so you know, is an official construction worker!

After our building project, we headed to the 4-H meeting, then off to work for Kelsey and me. It was a nice but all-to-fast Valentine's Day. Next, Saturday, however, is an evening for Kelsey and me. It's our being more than friends anniversary - an anniversary of the day we decided to start dating. To celebrate, we're going to see the play version of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street at our community theatre. It should be fun!


little castle said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful Valentine's day. I think it is so neat that you have traditions that you've had since before you were married!

unschoolermom said...

I do enjoy traditions. We have quite a few traditions that we've made as a family at various holidays and even family vacations. One Taliesin and Nathanael love is every year (for four years this June), we take Taliesin and Nathanael to ride Thomas the Tank Engine. We're planning to make the trip as long as they're young enough to enjoy it.


TERI said...

That is very cool that Lowe's does that. I like that idea. A valentine cake....yum! What kind? Have fun at the theater! I LOVE going to plays and theater and musicals and concerts! I do miss that here.

unschoolermom said...

I think the Lowe's program is awesome. Taliesin just loves it! Each year, it's a different kind of cake. Sometimes it's a from scratch cake. Sometimes it's a box cake mix - depending on how much time Kelsey has to bake. LOL I think my favorite has been a mayonaise cake he made from scratch. It was a chocolate cake, which really surprised me that I liked it. I'm not a big chocolate cake fan. But it was delicious! I cannot wait to see Sweeney Todd. I have never been to a play before, but it's always been on my to-do list. LOL. I hope this is the first of many. And I love the movie Sweeney Todd, so what better one to start with?