Showing posts with label valentine's day. Show all posts
Showing posts with label valentine's day. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day...a little late

Anna Claire and Walter were under the weather last week...and then there was the weather ~ rain, rain, and more rain, so we got a little behind on our Valentine's Day festivities. Things didn't get pulled together 100%, but we made do. We did a little decorating around the house, finally got Valentine's for their classmates finished {commercialism one out this year ~ the girls wanted Merida Valentines for the girls and Transformers for the boys}, made cookies Sunday, and I finished the girls' teacher~gifts Monday night. Here's a little peek at our week...

Triple chocolate cookies with no eggs...safe to lick the beaters, but I should have know they wouldn't be the best cookies I've ever eaten. Mallory does not discriminate, though. BTW, those aren't the cookies we made on her plate; they're Ritz with hotella {that's Mallory and Anna Claire's name for nutella. Before you ask, I have no idea}.
 Love the Target $1 section for the cutest Valentine's surprises...and new Crocs {NOT from the Target $1 section}.
 Ginormous {yes, they both use this "word"} ink pens were their favorite!

 We went to a unicorn themed birthday party Saturday where everyone got handmade unicorn horns {wheels turning}. The party coincided with the new My Little Pony episode where Twilight becomes a princess ~ an alicorn which if you must know is a cross between a unicorn and a pegasus. So, Anna Claire donned her Fluttershy Halloween costume, Cinderella tiara, and new unicorn horn so she could pretend to be Princess Twilight Sparkle. Her imagination never ceases to amaze me!
And I'm on year three of giving the girls' teachers the same gift...because they're easy and cute. The best part this year is the girls were able to share the knock~knock joke with their teachers...
 
Knock~knock.
Who's there?
Ah~choo!
Ah~choo who?
Ah~choose you to be my valnetine!

You know you want to laugh!
 
So, that was pretty much our week in a nutshell. I'm off to TN for work later today, but will be right back tomorrow which will hopefully make this short work week feel even shorter.
 
Happy belated Valentine's Day, everyone!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Buckets of Love

Anna Claire and Mallory had a lovely Valentine's Day. Walter and I gave them each a little bucket of treats: a book, new dance tights, cute socks, a bit of candy {I knew granny and grandmom would load them down with sweet treats and I was right ~ love y'all}, and the newly~released Lady and the Tramp dvd. I loved this movie when it first came out. The girls were facinated to know I had a huge stuffed Lady dog I got from Disney World and kept on my bed {I wonder where she is...probably long gone}.

I tried getting the girls to hug each other so I could take a picture, but Anna Claire pretty much attacked Mallory which turned into a wrestling match on the kitchen floor. These girls sure do love each other...most of the time!



Monday, February 13, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!

Since it was f-f-f-f-reezing Sunday, we spent all day inside getting ready for Valentine's Day. Anna Claire and Mallory are great helpers in the kitchen, they love arts and crafts, and they get so excited about holidays.

Making cupcakes...


Sugar cookies with royal icing {best cookies I ever baked, if I do say so myself}...
Mallory helped me with our felt-heart garland {I really need to find something to cover up my 3M hook}...
Making Valentines for their classmates...

We're ready to share the love; are you?

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Knock, Knock!

Who's there?
Ah-choo!
Ah-choo who?
Ah-choose you to be my Valentine!

I made these tissue cozies for Anna Claire and Mallory's teachers last year, and they were just too easy and too cute, so I am pulling a repeat this year. I think this might be my go-to teachers' Valentine's gift for years to come! Who doesn't have the sniffles this time of year, right?

Friday, February 18, 2011

Valentine's Day Rewind

We are still sick around here, so I have yet {until right now} to write anything about the rest of our Valentine's Day fun. In addition to making cupcakes and preparing Valentine's for the girl's class party, we also engaged in a little art work for the grandparents. Sadly, Grandmom has yet to receive hers because Mommy can't quite get her act together this week, so...Happy Valentine's Day, Grandmom!
 Just take a look at those hand~print hearts. They speak volumes about the girls' personalities.

And here are Anna Claire and Mallory enjoying their Valentine's cupcakes...

I felt the girls had recovered enough from the flu to go to school Tuesday for their class party, and I really wanted them to wear the special Valentine's outfits I sewed for them. It seems they had a great time at school, and they came home with bags of Valentines and plenty of candy. Unfortunately, I did not get any pictures of them in their outfits because I forgot my camera Tuesday morning and Granny froze hers by  leaving it in her car in NC when it was 4 degrees one night. I was hoping Mrs. Lori might send some pics from the party but no luck there, so the girls might be sportin' their Valentines duds again this weekend just for fun!

Tuesday night Mallory started coughing and we all stopped sleeping, so the girls missed school again Thursday. Last night was much better, however, but I daresay we are all on the mend {I really don't want to "early call it" because we have been sick for so long}.

Thankfully, this weekend is supposed to be warm and sunny, and we plan to play outside as much as possible soaking up some vitamin D and breathing the fresh air.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

These are the cupcakes the girls and I made yesterday. Yummy, but they don't all look this cute. Anna Claire and Mallory had a little too much fun with the sprinkles. And the candy canes left over from Christmas made perfect Valentine hearts.


I had hoped to present you with a picture of the girls wearing the Valentine's t-shirts I made them and smiling a big "Happy Valentine's Day" smile for you, but they would have no part of changing their clothes yesterday. Since the girls only go to play school Tuesday and Thursday mornings and will have their class party Tuesday, we're celebrating Valentine's Day until then around here, so maybe I'll still have a shot of taking a cute picture.

We hope you have a lovely day!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Be My Valentine

With all the sickness we have been passing around our house for weeks and weeks, we are way behind on our Valentine's Day fun.

This morning I helped the girls with their Valentines for their play school party Tuesday. Anna Claire has princess valentines and Mallory has mermaid valentines {I searched long and hard for "cute" Valentines}. I wrote names on the cards and the girls put stickers all over them and colored on them. They also colored on cards for some other very special Valentines of theirs which will be delivered Monday!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

The girls got very special Valentine's and treats from Aunt Pam and Uncle Ronnie (real mail!), and Cousin Owen, Granny, & Grandmom all of whom also visited today! The girls are so lucky to be loved by so many. We love you all, too!

Now, a couple pictures of the girls enjoying a Valentine's treat for dessert tonight.

Say "cheese!" Kisses for the camera.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Hugs and Kisses

Happy first Valentine's Day, baby girls!

Anna Claire and Mallory had a such a good day (which included a two hour morning nap). They got lots of Valentines and books and "play" candy. Visits from Grandmom and Granny (Papa is still under the weather) made the day extra special!
Cousin Connor handmade their cards, and they even had a secret admirer leave something special on our doorstep. Okay, we knew it was from Cousin Owen who was probably smart not to come inside since we all still aren't feeling 100%, but it was fun peeking out the door to find the surprise (thanks!).

Anna Claire and Mallory, we love you so much!!!