Monday, February 16, 2015

Celebrating St. Valentine's Day

This past Friday we were invited to attend a St. Valentine's Day party at the home of some friends. After the birthday last weekend, the World Marriage Sunday Potluck at Church, a full school week, extra curricular activities, and Snuggles tooth extraction (poor little guy!!!) on Thursday afternoon after piano and before hockey, we didn't have much time to prepare this year.  

Thankfully, with a little help from some free online printables, we were able to pull together (over 150!!!) Valentine cards by midnight. Whew! Captain and Bud (our little popcorn bandit) gave out bags of popcorn, Ranger handed out Heart Breaker Valentines, Twinkle Toes handed out Anne of Green Gables Chocolates, Chiquita choose to create these Hershey Kiss Lighthouses, Snuggles handed out Melted Snowmen, and Rose ended up using some store bought Hello Kitty Valentines (which she loved even though they were purchased years ago!) after my printer ran out of ink...

It was so great to get out of the house and spend the day (and all evening - we didn't get home until 9!) visiting with friends.  Saturday morning the children were up early digging through their boxes of Valentine cards. They only have a couple days to finish up their treats… Lent is almost here!

I'm off to make this year's Lenten Calendar, print individual calendars, and see what else I need to prepare for Wednesday... I hope your week is off to a great start!