Saturday, February 14, 2009

Family Date

Happy Valentines! We had intentions of going out on a mom and dad only date tonight but again our life took over and we ended up having more fun and having a better "date" than we could ever have planned to have at a restaurant. We left around lunch and headed out to go see some birds for the backyard birdwatch.(all those geese they were chasing flew right at my head...i ducked, otherwise there would have been a better picture).


This turned into a family trek, stick hunting along the river. I have a habit of accumulating sticks. I love having them in the house, so i am always looking. There is a stick project to come, made by my wonderful husband....i can not wait!


Anyway, i digress...we grabbed some lunch and checked out the visitors center and museum here. The kids loved it...especially Mitch, lots of weapons! On the way home i mentioned this lookout point that i remembered so we took the kids there and ended up having a leisurely trek through the woods, exploring and enjoying the woods so close to our house. We were tired but had enjoyed every minute. This picture of Mitch was taken by Avery, as was the one of her at the end.


Super Husband/ Daddy/ the best Valentine ever made us heart shaped pancakes for dinner. We got the table all decked out and had dinner by candlelight(something we should do more often, it is a lot of fun).

My three valentines are wonderful...it was a great day!


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11 comments:

The Tripp Family said...

duck duck geese :) girl, I would have ducked too. Geese scare me (and they poop a lot). Cute pancakes! We finally got to pick Craig up from the airport in Nashville at 6:30pm - he's been gone for a couple weeks so we're just glad to have him home! Love Mitch's camo knitted hat! Did you make that (I'm sure :) I made baby hats for gifts for a while but they took a long time. I need to find an easier hat pattern! Here's a dumb question for you (but I guess not so dumb from a non-quilter) - can you (I) quilt on a 'normal' sewing machine? It doesn't seem like something my machine would be able to do (I could look at the manual, but it's more fun to ask an expert :)

The Tripp Family said...

oh, and we rescheduled our Valentine's date for Monday too :) Craig was supposed to be home on Thursday. Thanks, Army.

Brown Family Blog said...

Looks like a WONDERFUL day. Glad you could spend it with your loveys.

randi said...

Your pancakes came out a lot nicer than ours! Ours had more of an impressionist look to them!

Glad your day was nice!

Randi

MaryMary said...

Heart shaped pancakes???? How absolutely wonderful. Sounds like you guys had such a lovely Valentines.

aswewalk said...

Looks like a wonderful weekend. I'm still reading often, just not able to respond as much. Love getting a glimpse into your daily lives.

Brown Family Blog said...

I meant to tell you I WANTED to make heart shaped pancakes for breakfast but we didnt have any heart shaped cookie cutters...:o( Poor planning on my part. There is always next year. BTW-LOVED the table cloth... is it a real cloth or just fabric?

Leslie said...

that is a tablecloth! real cloth

Brown Family Blog said...

Is it a William Sonoma tablecloth?
PS- will call tomorrow.

Colleen said...

Love the pic that Avery took of Mitch. Very frame-able.

Elizabeth said...

awww it looks like you guys had a great valentines day! much better than goin out to a restaurant it seems.. :D

verification word = mistings :P

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