For Valentines, we made pancakes with the kids. :)
Tara and I also got each other simple gifts (red licorice & Cheetos for me, dark & mint chocolate for her). We went out a few days later, when things weren't so busy, and had dinner at Whirled Pies.
Peter & the Starcatchers
On the ski trips that Tara took Aria and Zade, they listened to a book on tape called Peter and the Starcatchers, which they really enjoyed. Tara noticed that a local theater in Cottage Grove was putting on a play of that story, so she took Aria and Zade to see it. They had front row seats and enjoyed watching the small cast play multiple roles. In particular, Aria liked the guy who played BlackStache, since he was really funny. It was also enjoyable to see his black stache when he played a mermaid. :)
Aria had a gymnastics meet recently, where she presented 4 routines: vault, bar, floor, and beam. This included doing cartwheels, handstands, round-offs, and dancing.
Here's a random pic from the younger kids bath. We put a little green food coloring in the water to make it more fun for them. As you can see, they were big fans.