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!