There was a lot of love that went on in our home this Valentine's!
- Grandma Debby and Grandpa Jim sent Valentines gifts and the girls scored bigtime (matching princess sleepwear w/ slippers, a snuggly blanket w/ sleeves, wands, candy, and cards).
- Lily had a Valentines party at school and she came up with the idea to make a giant cupcake to take home the Valentines in; so that's what we did. We used a gallon ice cream bucket and cut a giant hole in the side for kids to slip the cards in, then we covered it in paper we folded accordian-style to mimic a cupcake liner, and we topped it off with a bowl turned upside down that we rolled clay and play-doh around until it resembled a cupcake. It was a fun mommy-Lily project. I also was in charge of the Valentines Day party for her class, and it went off without a hitch! We played Cupid's Surprise, Sight Word BINGO, made handmade valentines, and ate sugar cookies. So fun!
- I gave my hubby the biggest Valentine he's ever seen, literally, and I taped my declaration of love to the front of our house for the entire world to view. The heart was probably as tall as me and it was made out of some large sheets of white paper that the girls helped me tape together. Then I used colored construction paper to make the letters that spelled out "I (heart) My Man! And I really do heart my man!
- Steve was sweet and made sugar cookies with the girls. It was a good daddy-daughter sugar fest!
----------------Lastly, But Not Leastly... VOLUNTEERING!
I volunteer once a week to visit a sweet lady named Viola who lives in a nearby senior center. She turned 101 last month, and I just had to be there on her birthday to say hi. She doesn't usually remember who I am, yet she is so friendly and acts as if we've been friends forever. I noticed that she likes to wear an orange flower clip in her hair, so for her birthday, I thought I'd give her more flower clips in other colors, and some fudge- it's her favorite. She is so healthy and full of life. She's an inspiration to me and she's a dear friend to all she's acquainted with.