It a little late coming but we have been busy. People think that the late Autum is the holiday season but for us it does not stop there. It pauses in January and then kick into high gear come Febuary and last for 3 months. I am finding it very hard to keep up with. Party planning, party decorating, cake ordering, pictures, school crafts, present shopping, cleaning, and the rest of your normal activites and chores.
One of my sons birthdays is next week. His school party is next Friday, his birthday party he wants both next Saturday and Sunday. I have not done anything for them yet. And it is not like I have forgot I have known about this for coming on 7 years. But time got away from me and the time I have to do things he is always around.
So that is why I am now writting about celebrating valentines day. The kids had there parties at school. They handed out there favors and brought home bags of cards and candy. Which their little brother and sister quicky dove into.
Yum. They found toys, lots of angry bird tattoos, and of course candy.
Since Valentines fell on a Tuesday this year we were not able to do that much. We still had lots of other obligations. I had work, Dad had work, the boys had school, Faith was sick and had to go to the doctors (after many weekend doctor trips and an ER visit) swimming lessons, and believe it or not school pictures fell of today too. But I still wanted to make it special.
Since we just bought a new car earlier this month that kinda took the place of Jay and my Valentines gifts. But I did not want to come home empty handed so I stopped and bought tons of balloons.
Those are just some. I love that you can get them for $1 each. Babies love them and we have balloons for everything. Sometimes just because.
A little local joint opened today. It is an ice cream lite restaurant with albino deer for the kids. Weird I know. But it is so popular and has been around for ever. I stooped by there to get Jay a special lunch. His favorite root beer and some crab soup. Something little, something nice.
Then I got home just in time to throw up a few decorations before the big boys got home.
All Christmas stuff I got on clearance.
The boys honestly did not care. They through the school treats on the table as you saw in picture 1 and were more interested in playing beyblades.
So my little Smiley made cupcakes with me.
Just simple out of the box cupcakes. But when they were cooled down the boys were back and interested again.
We had all sorts of sugar toppings to decorate with. Some went on the cupcakes and some went strait in our mouths. Each of us made a delicious treat before dinner.
I asked what they wanted for dinner and we would make a special dinner too. Red Spaghetti was there choice. They love it when I put food coloring into the noodles as they cook. The boys have turned the noodles all sorts of colors. I can't usually bring myself to eat them. But red was kinda.... well camouflaged by the spaghetti sauce. Still they enjoyed and had fun.
I also had some Valentines Day pictures took of them. What a job that was! If you are family you will be getting some prints soon.
I love how bored Smiley is in this one
Smiley 2 1/2
Evan almost 7
Gregory 8 1/2
My little loves!!!
Oh my! LOVE LOVE LOVE those family pics!! YOu have a good lookin' family! :)
Such a special Valentine's Day, and those family pics are priceless!!!
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