Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Sick Day

After our long weekend at camp, Charlotte woke up with a nasty cough and 102 fever. Yuck. We decided to do a lot of relaxing today.

Kyle made Charlotte a sick bed on the love seat and got out her puzzles.

She built these pieces all by herself!

Then we watched a little PBS Kids.

 Charlotte sure found her energy after lunch. She set up all of her "guys" at the dining room table- even providing them with blankets, as pictured here.

She also provided them all with beverages. As she delivered them, she said, "This will make you healthy."


My mom came over in the afternoon and read Charlotte some books.

 When my mom arrived, we were talking about some of our ancestors and my mom mentioned that we have a great aunt named Maude. She started telling Charlotte a story about a girl named Maude, and then Charlotte kept asking for "another Maude story."

Monday, February 18, 2013

Two Life

This weekend we brought Charlotte to Covenant Point so that Kyle and I could cook for the second One Life Retreat, a retreat for all of the Covenant Central Conference (Illinois, Wisconsin, and Upper Michigan) senior high students. It was so fun to be in the kitchen. Charlotte joined us there sometimes, and also spent some time with Linnea, Kevin, and Laurel and Auntie Courtney, Uncle Erik, Caleb, Jackson, and Emmett. On Sunday we had the afternoon off, so we took Charlotte out to play in the snow- it was beautiful and sunny and 20-ish degrees- perfect!

We started out making a snow angel.

Runny nose.

Tasting the snow.

"Mmm. Sugary."

Charlotte wanted to go play on the "parking lot" (what she calls a playground). The snow was very deep.

But Charlotte persevered.

Giving Daddy an "underdog."

Crawling out.

Pulling Daddy on the tube.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Valentine's Day

Charlotte and I made delicious chocolate dipped pretzels that I pinned on Pinterest this year.


After they were all finished, we packaged them up so we could deliver them to our neighbors and Pastors.

The next morning we had heart pancakes and strawberries for breakfast!

And milk with heart ice cubes.

Charlotte got a Valentine's puppy from Grandma Patti and Grandpa Rich, which she named "Woofter." Here he is, pictured at left being put to bed, complete with bedtime story. When I came to get Charlotte to tell her it was time to go to Gramma Lynn's, she said, "No. It's bedtime."

My delicious Valentine's present to myself. I got to spend the morning with my best friend, Megan at Target and Panera. I bought the ingredients to make chocolate covered strawberries with my favorite chocolate- Ghirardelli Cabernet Matinee. Yum!

We finished out the evening with dinner at Gramma Lynn and Poppa's- the best Valentine's present ever- not having to cook dinner!