Monday, February 14, 2011
Happy Valentine's Day
I must say I think this is one of my favorite Valentine's Days yet! Was able to help Millie Bug and Brother get all their class projects done and enjoy making the day special for them, too!
Millie keeps saying she has had such a great day.
We started celebrating yesterday with a yummy lunch. Then we did a little grocery shopping, and for my Valentine's Day gift, Daddy made me a pork loin with cranberry sauce and rosemary/garlic roasted potatoes. It was so yummy, especially with that glass of wine! He and I watched the Grammys together while the kids watched their own little movie. Before hitting the hay, I read our entire library of Valentine's themed books to the kiddos. This morning, they dressed in their loveliest attire and ran to the living room to open their treats: Buckets of Love filled with a placemat to color, a whimsical cartooned place setting, a small box of chocolates, and a book (Millie, Junie B.; Abe, a puppy book he flipped over at Barnes & Noble). In their mail boxes were sweet valentines from Cupid (Grandaddy and Becca). They were in awe of their $5 bills!
After a breakfast of pancakes, strawberries and whipped cream, both were off to school. Daddy went with Millie for chapel this morning. She was the leader today!
She enjoyed making and giving her classmates and teacher valentines!
I went to Abe's party. He such a silly boy. As I was finishing up mailboxes, I heard him lead his friends in a theme song to a boy band show on Nickelodeon. Yes, leading. He started it off, and his friends joined him. "Yeah, yeah, listen to your heart now." So glad we don't have cable! See how impressionable just a few minutes of TV at Mimi's is!!!
He had a great party. And he was the leader in his class today, too! They made sweet cards with handprints for mommies and daddies, enjoyed specialty doughnuts from Krispy Creme, and then played outdoors!!!!! It's been a while since they've been able to do that. Both kids came home with some of the most precious valentines -- some even handmade! So sweet!
Abe came home at 1:30 and has been asleep ever since.
Millie's still going full blast.
We'll end this special day with bedtime story time at the library!
Love, love my valentines!