I'm keeping it short and sweet, just like February:
This month, Derrick spent a weekend away for a a work-related conference, and while he was away, he spent time with his cousin and her family. He also ended the current intake with his students and was excited to start again on his solar projects with a different department. Work always keeps him really busy, and you know, I still am not entirely clear on the ins and outs of his job. I think I'm going to make a mental note to have him write up this portion of next month's summary.
I've been really, really focused on photography. Learning and being inspired, which is so good for me and can also make me crazy. Just part of my personality - if it's worth doing, it's worth overdoing. That's my motto. I had my first photo shoot (outside the family) with a friend of Derrick's and the friend's wife. I was nervous to the point of contemplating a cancellation, but I'm so glad I went through with it. They were the coolest couple and so much fun! AND I learned a lot.
For Sadie, the highlight of the month had to be Valentine's Day. Her preschool had a special Valentine's Day party, which included treats, songs, crafts, and cards all focused on the day of love. She was so pleased with her special Valentine's mailbox full of cards and candy from her little friends. And speaking of parties, she also went to a friend's third birthday party at TommyKPlay. It was her second time at the play centre, and this time, she climbed through the gym by herself and also went down the big slide countless times by herself. Big moves for a little kid! In other news, she gulped down her very first root beer float at A &W. She'd never tried pop before, but let me assure you, it was thoroughly enjoyed. Right down to that last straw-sucking drop.
Caleb probably had the biggest month of all. He started cruising on any available furniture or, even, stationery parent. He finally cut his top two teeth for a grand total of four teefers. He was scanned for a cranial orthotic, which he tolerated like a pro. And most surprisingly, he said his first word: "cracker."