Monday, February 15, 2010

A Whole Lotta Love

The Valentine Boxes
Maya's grade had an Olympics theme. She worked very hard and did her box all by herself.

Eden wanted a blue and green valentine box. I convinced her to add some pink and red.

The Valentine's Day Apparel
The School Parties
I was in charge of Eden's and I had to bring Camden with me. It was a disaster. He wouldn't take a nap so he was seriously out of control. He was stealing candy and chips. I finally just gave him a sucker, that kept him happy and incredibly sticky for the rest of the party. Needless to say I am thrilled that this was the last party of the year...YA HOO!

The Friend Party
Maya has been invited to quite a few parties lately. She had two on Friday. Eden was feeling left out and  the "little sister" issues were in full force. I was feeling bad for her, so I decided to have a Valentine's Party for her and all of her "Little Sister" friends.

They played some fun games with conversation hearts...

They frosted cupcakes...
(clearly I need to supervise the sprinkle usage next time)

They played sing star...
Everyone's favorite song was "Eye of the tiger" funny.

The Family Valentine Festivities
Our pouches and gifts...
(I just realized I forgot to take a picture of the earrings A got me. I will post a picture of me wearing them another time)
As you can see I didn't get around to making C's pouch yet...there's always next year.
Aric made me take this picture. We still hadn't gotten ready for church yet so we are lookin' fabulous in our jammies.
Aric always out does himself in the food department. This was breakfast...notice he is nicely dressed because he had early morning church meetings.
Dinner was sooo yummy too...
Now before you think I am completely lame and did nothing, look closely in the background so you can see the fruits of my labor...
...ten plates full of goodies. I decided not to do Christmas deliveries to our friends this year because things were just to crazy. Instead I made Valentine's Day deliveries. Eden was so proud of me because they were actually "homemade" . The cookies turned out so good. I must say I was proud of myself too.
A and I did a babysitting swap with my sister and "bil" so we celebrated by going to PF Chang's on Saturday with Mike and Amy. I forgot to get a picture of that, but it was good food and the funnest of times. I hate that they are moving....HATE IT!
So as you can see we had a very LOVELY Valentine's weekend. I hope you did too.


Natalie said...

YAY A POST FROM YOU:)!!! i feel lame when i read about everyone going all out for valentines day when i practically forgot all about it. natalie + valentines day = lame wife and mother.

Now, enough about that,how are you?! And please tell me about those chairs in the little sister friends picture. (the ones in the background) I LOVE them. anywho, happy valentines day. I'm glad that you didn't get c's pouch made because i feel a tiny bit better about my lameness. (not much though) sigh...

can't wait to see the earings...

Jean McKendrick said...

Holy cow Jessica, quite the valentine festivities. Makes me tired thinking of all you did!! I actually didn't supervise the valentine box this year, let Kai have full control, didn't turn out as cute, but he was happy with it. Everything looks cute at your house!! This was the FIRST time I was able to go in Kai's class with Kaden. I still have to watch him closely, little boys are so curious and active.

Jenny Erazo said...

Your family is so cute! I love the breakfast! I think that is the cutest thing I have ever seen!

Lindsey said...

WOW. Girl, if there is one thing you know how to do, it is GO ALL OUT! Glad you had so much fuN!

Lindsey said...

WOW. Girl, if there is one thing you know how to do, it is GO ALL OUT! Glad you had so much fuN!

Rochelleht said...

How fun! The girls look SO cute! I was in charge of parties, too. And I made 20 Valentine treats to give away, but I totally forgot to take pictures. Ah well. Sometimes, I think Valentine's is crazier than Christmas. Not really, but I was working on it for three weeks!!

Lauren in GA said...

Jessica, I LOVE the idea of a, "Little Sister" party. I should do something like that for Adam. He feels left out a lot lately.

Maya's Valentine box is spectacular. I love that the Olympic rings are hearts. She is very creative.

The girls look great in their Valentine's Day Apparel. That is a fierce pose Eden stuck!

Your goodies look fabulous! I am also impressed with how perfectly Aric's heart pancakes turned out.

I love the song by Natasha Bedingfield.