Friday, February 15, 2008

Valentines: The Party

So because of my o-so-great love of this Valentines holiday, some friends of mine agreed to let me plan a Valentine’s Day party for our kiddos. My dear, dear friend Lindsay agreed to host at her house, and everyone else pitched in to bring food, decorations, cookies etc.
 

I brought my guitar and we had some music time with the kids, singing, of course, all about love (God’s love for us and our love for each other). My friend Julie brought a Valentines book that she read to the kids, and my friend Brandie brought cookies, which the kids decorated with sprinkles and icing. The kids had a messy, but yummy time decorating and eating their cookies.
 

We then had the kids decorate some bags with stickers - here's Loreline with hers!
 

We then delivered Valentines to each bag. My girls’ favorite Valentines were the red hearts with sweetheart candy in them, courtesy of adorable baby Jett and his Mom, Missy
And although there was the usual skirmishes between the kiddos (mostly having to do with which person had which toy first…), there were also lots of sweet hugs and kisses too.
 

We ended the morning with a peanut-butter-and jelly lunch for the kids. My girls have both continued to talk about their “very fun Valentines party”, and I loved participating with my girlies in the morning of fun!
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4 comments:

Tracy said...

look at all those sweet kiddos! What a great way to spend the day learning about love and especially God's love for us. That's so awesome that you guys put that together...and I'm very jealous that I didn't get some Brandie cookies!

Tabitha said...

Such a cute group of kiddos--looks like a blast! You ladies are alays having so much fun and enjoying your kids--I love it!! And I know it blesses God's heart, too!

Lindsay said...

Love all the pics! And girl you did a good job of planning the party! We are so blessed by your musical talent in being able to lead the singing and play the guitar. It was absolutely adorable to hear K-bug sing the songs at the top of her lungs. It made my heart so joyful! We did have a great time as it is always so relaxing to hang out, enjoy our kiddos, and each other! God is Good!!!! Thanks for your big part in our special day friend!!!!
Love to you!

Crock Pot Mom said...

Just popping in to catch up. I used to want to write Hallmark cards! :-) I love our local Hallmark store. I am often there.

Sounds like you have had a great week, nice to see you return. Fasting from computer use is a challenge, I would agree, but it is quite freeing as well. I pray you find the right balance for you re: when God time is available with your full attention and heart. He has shifted mine around over the years.

Cute kiddos for the valentines. What a great theme!! :-)