Grandma and Grandpa took us where???

Not every little girl gets to go shooting with their grandparents.  It was the girls first shooting lesson and I was shocked at how confident and brave the girls were.  Janet bought the girls BB gun, targets, eye and ear protection so they could practice shooting.   Emma wandered around with her ear protection eating fruit snacks and fishies, but her grandma made sure she had a few lessons before the day was out.  It was a really fun day, minus the bathroom bucket.  Not my cup of tea!!   The Presidents Day shooting club included Bill, Janet, Jim, Joe, Jeff, Steve(Jackie's hubby) The Thompson fam, and our great friend Jason Jones.


Grandma and Emma

Don't I look so natural holding that gun.  Oh my goodness!  The anxiety I felt as I anticipated each shot was horrible.  It kicked into my shoulder so hard I wanted to cry after every shot.  With a big smile I kept looking back at John, "having a blast baby"!  John wanted me to learn how to shoot his 12 gauge shotgun in case I ever needed to use it.  What??  I'm trying to picture myself getting down the gun if I heard a noise. Funny but not so funny to think about.   John also wanted me to try shooting at clay pigeons.  The gun was so heavy but  I just kept shooting and shooting until I could hardly hold the gun up a second longer.  John and his brothers were cheering me on, so I gave it one last try!!    I swear my eyes were closed, I aimed and the pigeon exploded.  You can imagine my relief, and pride, because you know it was all skill.  Ha Ha!! :)

Love this picture!

 Ellie and Paige each took a turn shooting a 22 rifle and the 45 handgun. Look at my little babies!


 We had a really fun Valentines Day!  The girls love every holiday, and the minute it's over they start preparing for the next.  We made these cute Valentines for Paige's class and they were a hit!  
Of course we had our heart shaped pancakes, made the girls their heart shaped Peanut Butter and jelly.  I snuck in a few heart shaped Dove chocolates that I know would be a welcome surprise in their lunch.   Paige always reminds me that there is no candy allowed at school but did not hesitate to eat it.  I couldn't find my camera and the kids were running late for school so no pics of our crazy morning.
 These are the girls Valentine mailbox's.  They began feverishly filling these up with cards and love notes to each other the minute I got them out.  The first two weeks of Februrary we are buried alive in glue, crayons, papers, markers, scissors, stickers that are strewn across the house.   
Sample of love notes!!