We kept Valentine cards simple this year. My friend has a photo studio in her basement and always gets such cute Valentine pictures. We used their picture and an Air Head candy taped to the back. It was so simple it didn’t even require any writing. And the teachers each got a package of expo dry erase markers for their white boards.
Mia’s Winter Wonderland Birthday party decorations and balloon banner have been up since her birthday last month. Switch out a few snowflakes and replace them with some hearts and voila . . . looks like we’re die hard Valentine’s Day celebrators.
The kids all got a Valentine breakfast before heading out the door to school--pink waffle hearts, strawberry milk and lots of candy, cards and a little gift.
I saw a picture on instagram last night of my friend’s kids sleeping in their beds with lipstick kisses on their faces. I loved it and decided to help Cupid with his stop at our house. My first obstacle was finding lipstick. I looked through Mia’s play make up and came up with nothing. After searching through my stuff I finally found an old Mac lipstick palette. Opened it up to see Mia had been using it for her play make up, lipstick smeared all over and mixed together. I used the closest color to red that was in the palatte -- coral. And started making my kissing rounds at 1:30 am. I couldn’t stop laughing while I was kissing Jack and it woke up Ryan. He sat up and said, “Oh hi, Mom.” I went over and tried to give him a kiss but couldn’t stop laughing. He got scared and asked me what I was doing. Somehow I managed to kiss his cheek and wish him a happy Valentine’s day. Jack almost walked out the door to school this morning with a kiss mark on his cheek. He hadn’t even noticed it after his shower and while getting ready. I said something about Cupid leaving his mark on his face last night. He went and looked in the mirror, “What the crap?”. Mia was more interested in knowing more about Cupid. Was he a reindeer? Did he fly into her room? I had no idea what she was even talking about until later on when I realized there is a reindeer named “Cupid”.
I spent the afternoon in Morgan’s class, helping with her party. Her favorite was the cookie decorating station. She put a little bit of frosting on the cookie and the rest in her mouth.
Morgan and her amazing teacher, Mrs. M
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Hope your day is surrounded with love, family and friends.