Thursday, February 15, 2018

Valentine's Day 2018





Even though I've already packed up and stored away all of our pink, red and heart decor it definitely doesn't mean that we didn't have a great day filled with love! 


The girls woke up to some donuts that they got to eat along with some cereal and since I knew hubby would want donuts as well I hid a small pack in his car along with a tea for later.


I made school lunches with a few fun Valentine's day treats and tucked in a little note in each of their lunches listing five reasons I love them.



Both of the girls handed out the same Valentine's.   They were a total hit, who doesn't love a cute little puppy toy??



My favorite little Valentine's!


It was cold and gloomy most of the day and I was pretty bummed that I didn't buy an actual Valentine's day dress for Brooklyn this year.  Note to self to buy her a cute outfit next year because I'm sure the days of dressing her up cute are running low!


I headed into the school to help out in Brooklyn's class around 9:30 where we made candy necklaces, watched a Valentine movie and ate ice cream sundaes before they handed out their Valentines





Whenever I have time helping out I try to get away for a bit to find Kayla during her snack time.   She had just finished reading her five things I love about you when I surprised her from behind.   I love that she still enjoys having me around and doesn't mind when her mommy comes and gives her a big hug and kiss in front of all of her friends.


Kayla brought home all of her Valentines in this envelope she made in class.  How adorable is her art?   She always tries to tell me she isn't a good artist but I beg to differ!


All the gifts were out on display but the girls had to wait to open them until daddy got home so Brooklyn read and Kayla played math games on her chromebook for a bit.


 For dinner I made a pasta cream sauce with shrimp and we had our usual heart shaped cake that the girls decorated with sprinkles.


Finally it was time for gifts,




The perfect Lego sets for each of them
Kayla got a soccer one,


and Brooklyn got an art one.


They also got a new video game


Hubby got me a beautiful necklace, a bottle of wine and the perfect cozy sweater.  


After gifts the girls decorated the cake which I didn't even get a picture of before they cut into it.




Valentine's day was wrapped up with us all watching Be My Valentine Charlie Brown.   Brooklyn was so tired she was falling asleep, I'm thinking it was the huge amount of sugar she ate throughout the day.  Everyone woke up well rested this morning though and were ready to start the day.  There is no school tomorrow and the girls have next week off from school so we are all excited to have a little fun!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Reds, Pinks and Hearts in our Home

Happy Valentine's Day Eve!
I just finished with a few of the last minute details for our Valentine's Day celebrations tomorrow so now I have some time to share our home all decorated in pinks and reds.   I have flowers everywhere and the tulips I picked up have decided to bloom right on time for the big day.


I recently got a new and bigger kitchen table that I love.  It's nice having a bit more room to place a bigger centerpiece on as well.




The chair in the corner here has become everyone's favorite spot to sit.  I sit here every morning after breakfast and lunches have been made enjoying my chai latte while the girls are off getting dressed for school.


More flowers in the perfect shade of red



Sweet treats, yummy smelling candles and our Valentine's books that Brooklyn and I have been cuddling up to read together.


Just a few of our favorite LOVE movies






My favorite wedding picture, hubby proposed to me on Valentine's day many moons ago.


And now we get to celebrate Valentine's Day together with our two beautiful little girls!




Monday, February 12, 2018

Father Daughter Dance ~ Red Carpet Edition

Friday night the girls school held their annual Father Daughter Dance.  Every year is a different theme and this year the theme was V.I.P. ~ Red Carpet.   Kayla opted out of going because she did not want to get all dressed up but Brooklyn was more than excited to pick out a dress and get all dolled up for the big night! 


She loved her dress and of course getting her hair curled, painting her nails and adding a tad bit of glitter to her eyelids.  





She makes sure that EVERY dress she comes across is a twirl dress because little girly girls love to twirl!



Waiting for her daddy to sweep her away



Wednesday afternoon I thought that instead of flowers her daddy should give her a corsage.   I had no idea where to get one last minute so I thought I would make one myself.  It came out great and she loved it.




It was so easy to make and other than the pink carnations I used flowers from our yard.


My baby and her daddy ready for their evening out




Hubby took the rest of these photos while they were at the dance.  The decorations were so cute and fun.  





When she came home that night she said "mommy now I know why you wanted to marry daddy"
She's such a sweetie!


A little end of the night video taken as they left