Thursday, February 15, 2018

Valentines Day 2018

We had a great Valentines Day this year. Before I get into how we celebrated, I want to first post a few of my favorites from the little Mini Valentines Day photo session the kids and I did a few weeks ago.

I took Valentines Day off work this year so that I could attend both the kids parties at school. We started out with heart-shaped toast and pancakes for breakfast. Then I went to Avery's school party that morning. It was really cute and the kids had a lot of fun. Avery had the cutest Princess Castle Box that I found as a kit at Target this year. She loved it and was very proud to take it to school. She had "Frozen" valentines to pass out to her class this year.

Then after Avery's party, I brought her home and fixed her lunch, then she stayed with MawMaw while I went up to Jackson's school for his party. They each got a cup full of treats along with several games, a craft and a color sheet. They had a great time!! Jackson's class decorated Valentines bags in class to collect their valentines day cards. Jackson had "Cars 3" Valentines for everyone!

After school, the kids played outside for a while and while they were outside, Cupid came to our house. He left a note on our front door to find 14 hearts around the house. Each heart was numbered and had a different letter on it. Once they found all of them, they put them in order to spell a message. Unfortunately I didn't get any pictures of this, but they found them all and the message was "Valentines Day!" For getting the message right, Cupid left them each a little gift. ;-) They had a lot of fun with the hunt.

Then after dinner we dropped the kids off at Grandma's house so that Jake and I could go to the Ash Wednesday service at church. Grandma (Jake's Mom) had a whole night of Valentines fun planned for them. They made heart-shaped brownies, drank milkshakes, watched a little bit of the Emoji movie and also put some little valentines day boxes and valentines together.

Jake and I celebrated this past Saturday with dinner, a little shopping and a movie, but Jake also had a bouquet of beautiful flowers sent to my office yesterday (he forgot I wasn't going to be at work, ha!) They are beautiful and I've enjoyed them at my desk today.

It was a great day for all of us! I love Valentines Day!