Monday, February 15, 2010

Happy LOVE Day!!

I have always wanted to be one of "those" kind of moms.  You know the ones I am talking about, the ones that are at all the school parties and who go out of their way to make even the little things super special.  Ok...I will admit that I have even pictured myself in the cute little holiday aprons preparing special treats for my family.
While this is how I want to be, most days the ordinary takes over and I just don't find the time or the money to make my little dreams a reality.
I determined that Valentine's Day this year would be different. (After all, I do live is house full of boys and it is the ONE day when I can get away with having pink and red and hearts everywhere!)  Since we are still trying to stick to our budget I knew I would need to get creative with the things I had around the house to make this holiday special.

So  Kaden and I made some Valentine cupcakes...even a few blue hearts for the sweet boys in my life!

We also practiced our pattern skills while we made a "love" chain to decorate the kitchen window.

We made love bugs to hang over the table (and yes we have lived here for over 2 years and we still have not moved the chandelier to where it hangs directly over the table...someday!).

My parents had also sent a few goodies for the boys to celebrate Valentine's Day so after they went to bed I set out all of the goodies, hand made Valentine's that Kaden made, and the special heart hats I made each of the boys. I didn't think Sam would be too excited about a heart hat...but she did get some chocolate and a few pairs of cute heart socks!

Here is the table all ready for Sunday Morning:

We celebrated "Love Day" with some sweet french toast for breakfast and a great day at church worshipping the who loves us most of all!


Keri said...

Cute! Boys and decorations.

I don't think I have ever noticed the chandelier not being centered, ha!.

JMass said...

Too cute! These are great memories you're making!

Kathryn said...

You are such a fun mom!! I love all of it :)

Jennifer said...

I love the last pic.

Michelle said...

I love the heart hats!!!