Long Overdue, Part 3

Our first time at the Florida State Fair - we went with Karen and Jordan.

Valentine playgroup party - we made heart-shaped crayons and a little packet of coloring sheets to give everyone.  I am that boring mom that doesn't give out candy for holidays.

 Pancake Festival

Our early Valentine date - we saw Les Mis in Tampa and then ate dinner at Carrabba's with a gift card we had gotten from my dad for Christmas.

Valentine's Day - we had a candlelight steak dinner at home, just the 7 of us!

 Dessert was a trip to Krispy Kreme where we met Mima, Papa and Grandaddy for donuts and coffee.

 Swinging at Peterson Park

 Ella and Lillian thought Noah needed a band-aid for the boo-boo on his forehead (which he received from Jackson throwing a toy - eek!)
 Girl's Night - dinner at The Melting Pot
 Barnyard Bash with our Parker Street friends and neighbors

 Enjoying our awesome backyard - what a blessing for us to have such a large place to play
 We let Tricia borrow this when Jackson was younger because he never played with it.  She gave it back recently and Noah LOVES it!  One of the few toys we have had for all 5 kids!

A HUGE provision - we were selected for a county weatherization initiative to make our house more energy-efficient.  We received several new windows (along with other little upgrades like new insulation in the attic and weather stripping around some of our doors)!  We will start to replace the remaining old windows a little bit at a time.  I was sad to see the original windows go, but hopeful that we wouldn't see an almost $500 utility bill this summer again.

 Too lazy to go back and change the orientation of this cute pic!
 Sibling love

 Caleb has become quite adept on his pogo stick!
 Morning tradition - watching the garbage truck.  They always stop to honk and wave!
 Caleb tested into a yellow belt at karate!
 Playing "Tangled" - Rapunzel, Flynn Rider the football player and Mother Gothel
 Baby Mum Mums - yum yum!

 Noah's first time in the big bathtub!

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