Super Bowl & Valentine’s Day

We just got through a one-two punch of holidays (of sorts) here in Omaha, which naturally means spending time with family and eating too much food, per the norm.

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First up was the Super Bowl. I’m not a sports ball fan by any means, but any excuse to dish up chicken wings, chips and dip, meatballs, ham roll-ups, and various other high-sodium treats from our buffet table is fine by me. Hannah got into the game again dishing me up a plate herself (with a shrimp sandwich). Then we got to watch the Rams narrowly beat the Bengals in the fourth quarter amidst a slew of unforgettable ads and a half-time show that clearly wasn’t for me. (Shocker: there’s no 90s gangsta hip-hop on MY playlist. Dawg.)

The real fun was just having the whole family over — both sets of grandparents and both Uncle Nathan and Jonathan. We even got to bring Harold out for a bit, who had never met Uncle Nathan before. Even though our team lost, we still enjoyed the evening.

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Then came Valentine’s Day. I got up early to make some blueberry muffins from scratch with our heart-shaped cast iron muffin pan. The kids has plenty of Valentine’s Day activity during the day, including a batch of Valentine cards (and pencils) I helped Aaron put together, and a party with the homeschool kids with Hannah, which she made her own Valentine box for.

That evening, we changed a few gifts with the kids, which included hand-drawn Valentine cards from me (and one from mommy) and such treats, such some bisque for Vivian a couple Pez dispensers for the kids (which Aaron figured out how to use right away). I also had a few toys for the kids, and Vivian had an “infinity cube” for me (so now I no longer have to borrow hers when I’m feeling bored). Then we had some pizza and watched Lilo and Stitch together, a movie none of us had seen but had several toys of from McDonald’s for some reason.

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