When I was teaching, Valentine's was my very favorite day of school.
The kids were so happy and excited, I had a fun low-key game that I played with them every year just on that day and there were sweet notes from the kids, not to mention a whole building full of sugar.
Last year since I wasn't teaching I wanted to do something fun on Valentine's Day so we had a little party at our house with a few of our friends.
There were treats for the babies
and sugar for the mamas
My sweet friend Erin bought this shirt before we knew if David was a boy or a girl and sent it to me the Valentine's before saying if the baby was a girl she could wear it with a cute denim skirt.
It was really fun to pull it out and put David in it a whole year later!
I love this picture of all of the kids listening to the book.
Here are all the kiddos!
One of my sweet Valentine's.
His Daddy's my other.
I just love this photo!
Mama and daughter
This little sweetheart is a one year old now!
We had a great time and are so happy we got to spend that day with our sweet friends!
For the last several months I've been choosing a day a month to just do projects and look at ideas that I've saved and do something with them.
These days have quickly turned into some of my favorite days!
Jenni commented that I sure got a lot done in one day yesterday.
Well, one reason for that is because I let everything be sort of "on hold". I don't do laundry or do much beyond what is absolutely necessary to keep our home going and I use the day to play.
It is only one day a month after all.
Well today was no longer a play day and after being out of town then having company and also hosting a dinner party plus continuing to work on our basement remodel I had quite a few things that needed doing but I was having a hard time mustering up excitement or motivation to do them.
I decided that perhaps if I took photos and did a blogpost it might help.
And it did.
So today . . .
I got dressed including shoes, hair and make-up (thanks to all of my flywashing from Flylady over the years). I also put on the apron to help with my motivation as well and it worked too.
I put band aids on heads just because it's fun to have a sticky band aid on your forehead.
I enjoyed looking at all of these (and yes they're still up, are yours?)
I tackled this
and helped this little guy get set up with these and "new paper"
and used about a zillion of these for both he and I
put milk cups back in the fridge
(this is one of those things I find myself getting tired of doing but hello, is it really a big deal? no)
and ended up with this
(and then I did also put them away as well as another load later as well, yea!)
lit a candle because that always makes things feel more orderly and nice
plus David can say "candle" now and it's really cute and he liked looking at it away across the table while he colored
picked up that same band aid off the floor
(thankfully it was clean!)
washed a really yucky high chair tray
(this was admittedly a staged shot after I was done)
emptied my dishwasher
so I could start in on all these
and I didn't get the dishes completely done but my dishwasher was full and running and the rest could be left for the next load in my opinion
(have I ever shown you my mini size dishwasher before?)
Then I started these guys soaking!
and lit another candle that was totally an impulse buy (the candle, not the holder) at the grocery store the other night because I walked by and it smelled so good!
But votives were only 25 cents so why not, right?
and when I went to get the baking soda for soaking the drip pans I enjoyed my organized baking drawer which I had done a few weeks ago but which is still making me happy
It was a good day even if not as "fun" as yesterday.