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VALENTIMES

Brynne's Homeschool Co-op Valentine's party was last Friday. When she was working on some Valentines, she said, "I wish you would write where I could read it." I asked her what she was talking about. She was copying "Happy Valentine's Day" that I had written for her, and she pointed to the second "n" in "Valentine's" and said, "What's that?" I told her it was an "n". She gave me the blankest stare, like I had lost my mind. I spelled the whole word for her and she said, "Ooooohhhhh .... I thought it was ValentiMe's Day." The girl is a trip.

Anyway, here is a photo walk through her party.










And Dawson never ceases to amaze me. He told me that next year HE wants to do a box. I just laughed at him. I told him that if I would have handed him a box and said, "Here's yours and your Valentines to hand out," that he would have had a COW! When I don't think he would want to participate in something, he does. What's funny is that there aren't any kids his age in our Co-op. There is an 11+ age group, but none as old as him that participate in activities. He just wanted to do it for fun. The younger kids would have LOVED it, and so would the moms. They think he is hilarious. He is. And, as you can see. He loves his baby sister ...


And his mama ...

(**Blurry pic) We made cards for each other at the party. His to me says, "UR Cool I Guess!" and mine to him says "You Make Me Leap for Joy".

Comments

  1. Love is in the air! Beautiful Photos. I especially like the last photo. What a wonderful big brother.A very Valentines' party. Thank you for sharing.

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  2. Look how big your HS group is? Isn't it amazing how many people homeschool? LOVE IT. Do you know Keilee STILL does the same thing to me if I ever write down someone's name that is spelled 'differently'. She can never read my writing. Hrmphhh!

    Love the pictures of Dawson and Brynne. How totally sweet!

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