|Giving my mom a sled ride.|
For us the end of the holiday season and the start of the new year signals a rush of birthdays that strings out over the summer. The first birthday of the new year was my Dad Darryl on January 18th. We started a new birthday celebration tradition were the birthday person gets to pick what they want for a special dinner and durring dinner they get to pick a movie to watch even if that means that we have to turn on the generator. For Darryl we made meatloaf with moose meat. First we had to grind a moose roast. Then of coarse cake and icecream which was an anglefood cake and snow icecream.
Then rolls in February. Events kicked off with not a birthday but the Manley Hot Springs Crafters Guild Ice Cream Social on February 11th at the Hot Springs Hall. It was a nice day out visiting with people in the village and eating ice cream. They had 2 stations set up. One for sundays and one for shakes and malts. We all had a wonderful time. HUGE thanks to Pam Redington, Linda Johnson and Damaris Mortverdt for hoasting the event. Extra thanks to Damaris who made me a wonderful chocolate malt.
Next of coarse was Valentines Day. The kids exchanged gifts with each other (used toy exchange). We made a big batch of cookies to share with each other and had a nice dinner. The kids also got some nice gifts, cards and candy from Grammie & Grandpappy Cameron (Ken's mom & step dad) as well as a box from Grandpa and Nonnie Scott with candy, stuffed animals, leather vests for Oak & Wyatt and a dress for Lisa. It was a nice day.
Next came Lisa's 5th birthday on February 20th. Lisa requested pizza for her birthday dinner so we made individual pizzas and set up a topping bar. Yes, the girls pizzas have pink swirl crust. She also wanted cupcakes instead of a big cake which she wanted to decorate herself of coarse with pink vanilla whipped cream frosting on purple vanilla cakes. She also had the same batch of purple vanilla ice cream.