And has a blast at her Frozen themed party at the inflatable bouncers. We had Sven's Carrot Cakes and Olaf's Summer Dream Punch ~ which melted ~ as we should have expected. It was complete with ice cream "snow balls" that fizzed into nothing and a carrot nose that sank to the bottom of the punch bowl.
It's the shortest month, but somehow we seem to pack more into it than any other.
We attended the Sleeping Beauty ballet.
Toured the Flower and Garden Show.
And played in the snow.
How fun is it to grow perfect little paperwhites in the middle of winter?
These three little girls are always greeted on Valentine's morning with sweets from their biggest sweetheart - Daddy. ♥
No February is complete for this family without a trip to Port Gamble. Our first goal is a scrumptious breakfast and tour of the sea museum at the General Store, with a detour through the candy aisle before we go.
Lately I've been enjoying the benefits of getting up before my little ones to enjoy a little quiet time with Jesus, and maybe get a little creative project going. Slowly making my way through the book of Matthew, I'm reading about setting my mind and heart on spiritual treasures, and "taking no care" for the temporal. Which is difficult for me. But it brings me back to the "little" things that truly matter for eternity: the hearts of my three little ladies and dear husband, and the delightful blessing of
"One day little Lucie came into the farm-yard crying - oh, she did cry so! 'I've lost my pocket-handkin! Three handkins and a pinny! Have you seen them, Tabby Kitten?'" ~ Beatrix Potter
As promised, here is my finished sewing project! A simple little pinafore and peasant dress for Miss Finnegan Archer. It's a size 3 and a little roomy still, but she'll get to wear it longer then, right?
I worked with elastic thread for the first time and didn't think I'd appreciate it, but it's actually pretty easy and fun!