Saturday, February 7, 2015

All things cold

Yeah, we've had a bit of snow recently.  So boss.

My mom and I took the kids to see Disney on Ice: Frozen.  It was a lot of fun!  Lottie really loved it and wanted to stay to watch the whole thing again.  Dallas was a little more iffy: I don't know if it was because he wasn't feeling well or because he just wasn't that into it.  He has mentioned the show to me in passing since then, so I prefer to think he just wasn't himself that day.  My mom enjoyed listening to the music and seeing all the amazing performers.  I wasn't at all ashamed to sing along quite loudly to all of the songs.  I may or may not listen to the soundtrack from time to time when I'm home alone.  What?

She looks so grown up in this picture.  
Mom, I hate selfies. 
I think I had to make a joke about a butt to get him to laugh.  

Both kids had great report cards.  Their grades were good, but more importantly to me, they both had strong marks in citizenship.  That makes me beyond proud.  I can always make math flashcards or work on reading, but it's not so easy to make a kind person.  Brag alert!  My kids are totally boss.

We had a fun time watching the Super Bowl with family and friends.  Well, I didn't watch it.  I did watch the halftime show because I love Lenny Kravitz.  Hubba hubba.  T cooked a bunch of delicious food, and the kids all ran around like crazies.  Best Super Bowl ever!

Hello, Mr. K. C. Wells. 
Dallas was invited to a birthday party for a girl in his class.  When I called to RSVP, I told the girl's mom that I would bring food to the party for Dal.  I know it's difficult for people to accommodate his food allergy, so I always make sure to send a suitable substitute with him.  When we arrived at the party, the mom told me that other than a couple of types of candy, everything at the party was dairy-free.  Dallas could eat the exact same things as the other kids and not feel left out.  I immediately teared up as I thanked her, and seeing Dallas's face light up when he realized he could snack with everyone else was priceless.  That generous act of kindness absolutely made my week.

And then there is this.  And this.

 We have all spent a lot of time together in the last month reading, watching old movies, laughing, and snuggling.  Both kids have been much more cuddly lately; I think it's the mixture of the weather and just wanting to be near T and me.  I still loathe the cancer, but I'm grateful for the reminder it has given us to slow down.  We'll have plenty of time to run from place to place for all kinds of activities, but now is our time to close ranks and be a family.  Maybe learning and embracing that is the most boss thing of all.