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!