God made it snow so dad could use his retrofitted lawnmower/snowplow. Blowtorch is to summer as snowplow is to winter.
Emerson and Ida made valentine's for two lucky ladies, and only two....10 less than we planned. Crafts are hard right now.
Emerson made Mom the cutest card on the planet and Mom squeezed him until he pleaded with her to stop. Then she squeezed one more time for good measure.
Urban made a mess with the crayon bucket and Mom let him, for it was one of two things that would keep him from crying. He played for a good 30 minutes.
Ida made a black heart for Mom and signed her name with tape. Mom hung it on the fridge and gave her a kiss.
Justin made Ida's Valentine's Day when he gave her a pink heart necklace. They are best friends and betrothed (I am now told).Mom and Dad made the kids responsible for their new pets: Spiketta and Spike.
Mom made sure there was enough Kleenex in the house for everyone's runny noses. We are all sick but functioning.
Ida makes a great Mom. She is the second thing that could keep Urban from crying yesterday.
And that is how we spread the love.