Fat Tuesday. Many of you might know it better as Mardi Gras. That's today. The day before Ash Wednesday, 46 days before Easter, and the kick off to Lent. In many countries its the time to cleanse your house of sweet and fats so they won't be a temptation during the following month. They do this, of course, by consuming said sweets and fats. I don't happen to celebrate lent, but I do think there is value in abstaining from a bad habit such as sweets or alcohol. Being an American every Tuesday seems to be Fat Tuesday but the abstaining part rarely follows. We had Fat Tuesday last week, Valentine's day. Gabe came home with this atrocity which even he couldn't finish. They did manage to pack down a fair amount of candy and sugar cookies though.
|Heart Pancakes a la chef Zach|
|slkinky bent after 20 minutes of play|
|Cute child who may or may not have bent the slinky|