Friday, March 14, 2008

Happy Birthday Shelby!

Shelby celebrated her 4th birthday last month on February 25th. She actually had a whole week of fun starting with taking birthday treats to preschool, then having a "Littlest Pet Shop" party with her sister and six close friends, followed by a trip to Utah and celebrating with the Hobbs family, and finally having dinner and cake with the Traveller bunch at home! Shelby loved all the attention...thanks to everyone for making it so special!

A Special Treat!

During the week of Valentine's Day, the kids and I had a "Be Nice to Daddy Day" for Tony. (See sign on mantel.) This is an idea that started with my mother-in-law, but I love it! On this particular day, who ever is being honored, is spoiled rotten! For this day, we centered everything around Tony! I think it cheered him up...although, the next day, after Tony reprimanded Cache for doing something wrong, Cache whispered to me, "Mom, I don't think the "Be Nice to Dad Day" worked. I guess Cache expected Tony to have changed into "Mr. Nice Dad." I assured Cache that our idea did work, but that Tony still had to play the role of the responsible father and discipline his son.

On Valentine's Day, I got my own special treat! I was busy at the computer doing PTA stuff, when the kids came in and told me they had a surprise for me. They led me out into the living room with my eyes closed and then sat me on the sofa. They then told me to open my eyes and I saw what you see pictured above...they had formed a band! I was then privileged to listen to a couple Jack Johnson songs with the help of Cache's ipod nano and Cooper's idog. Each of the kids played a special part and definitely melted my heart!