Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Feasts and Fun

Well! I think we did just the right amount of celebrating this weekend to last us through the quiet, contemplative season of Lent. (And we still have tonight's Pancake Supper for Shrove Tuesday!)

Friday night the boys helped make heart-shaped "Greek" pizzas to go with my garlic chicken and asparagus. The Ancient Greeks didn't have rice, potatoes or tomatoes, and they didn't use butter. But they did make bread and use olive oil. They also used lemons and garlic. Who knew we eat Greek all the time?!

We took the feast to my parents' house, hoping to watch the Opening Ceremonies, but they started too late for us! We watched them recorded on Saturday -- until the boys got bored and begged to forward to the actual sports! We did love the fiddle-playing.

The boys spent Sunday afternoon finishing up their valentines, while I baked cupcakes for not one, but two Valentine's parties!

On Presidents Day, we headed up the hill to visit friends and celebrate Chinese New Year and Valentine's Day. (Who's idea was it to have so many holidays in one weekend?!)

The kids decorated bags to hold their valentines, cut out Chinese dragons to play with, ate too many sweets...

...and spent most of the afternoon enjoying the warm weather and exploring the field behind the house.

This morning we bundled up for another party -- this time close to home at our local ice skating rink. It was our last winter fling -- despite the scraped-ice "snow" outside the rink, it's pretty clear spring has arrived here!

I hope you all had a sweet, celebratory, extended weekend!


~Bobbi~ said...

What a fun week?! I know there were so many holidays. I'm through with sweets for awhile. I can't even think of eating sugar right now!

That is so neat that there was an actual pile of the rink "snow". My poor kids haven't seen any type of snow in awhile. A curse of living in the valley!

The Maunderer said...

I take it you don't look at "On this day" on the main page of Wikipedia every day? There's a holiday almost every day of the year, and lots of the time its not just one!

Oh, and its Independence Day in Kosovo tomorrow, along with Ash Wednesday here!

Daisy said...

Noooooo, I don't want spring. Take it back. Take it back. LOL.

Mirjam said...

that looks like a lot of fun! looks pretty warm there! how many degrees?

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mandi said...

wow! that's a packed few days- what fun!

spring has sprung around here too. i've already been in the dirt quite a bit these past couple of days. can't resist.

Hi... said...

Hi there -
I'm new to your blog, and just wanted to say hi. I'm enjoying getting to know you through your blog. I'm homeschooling my kindergarten-aged boy and am always excited to read about others adventures in home educating. I look forward to reading your blog!

Ruth Branson

Cheryl said...

I think the caption on all your pics should be ...JOY! = )

Especially the pic of them running through the field! It reminded me of what it will be like when we get to Heaven...RUNNING WITH ABANDON through the streets of the city! = )

Peace of the Lord,

Stacey said...

Did you make the pizza dough by yourself? Making a pizza and having the kiddos help is a great idea. Can be as healthy or 'un' as you'd like :)

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