Thursday, February 15, 2018

Happy Valentine's Day!

I love Holidays.  This year I really wanted to be a little more prepared for these fun little holidays but this one kind of snuck up on me!  I think with homeschooling and then prepping for the two class I'm teaching at our Home School Co-Op has kind of sucked my time up!  I forgot to even get out my few Valentine's decor item! 

Josh truly hates doing school on any holiday; he loves to do holiday themed things instead which is fine by me.  Eventually he won't enjoy all of the cute things as much (or at all!) so I'm going to enjoy it while I can!  He also likes to create his own decorations and plan a "party".

So this is how we spent our day! 
 We made Valentine's for our Co-Op party on Friday.  I fully intended to take photos of the boys working on their cards but I ended up right in the middle of it helping them and never got a break!  Instead I took a photo of the aftermath HA!  (And hes, that is a cup of Biggby Coffee on the table - that was my Valentines Treat to Darryl!  Coffee!)
 The boys each got to pick out two different Valentine's from my Pinterest folder that we could create.  I'll share more details about each of these in a later post but this is one of Josh's.
 And Josh's second choice.
 Nate's first choice.
 And Nate's second choice.

 Josh planned some fun games for us - there were hearts everywhere.  Darryl, Nate, Josh and I had to race to pick up as many as we could.  Nate won :-)  Josh also hid hearts around the house that we had to find . . .in the dark .. . using one flashlight.  I'm glad he loves this stuff :-)
 Dinner!  This year we went with an Olive Garden/Red Lobster theme.  Darryl and I had Zuppa Toscana while the boys had Spaghetti :-)
 I also made garlic, cheddar biscuits.

 Dinner is served :-)
 I also made a No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake (I'll share recipes in the coming weeks too)
 We ended the evening with some fun gifts. 

They each got a "Mermaid Pillow" (those pillows with sequins that flip over)  Nate had gotten one for Nana at Christmas and both boys loved it so I figured it would make a fun gift!  They also got a stuffed animal, Lego/Pokemon Cards, a book and candy. 

 Oh, and I woke up to this on Valentine's morning :-)  Hearts and Roses from my Sweetie :-)  He's pretty special!

It really was a fun busy day!