2015/02/18

A whole lotta love


This past weekend was Valentine's and this is how we celebrated the day centered around love.

We started out Friday by going to Annie's class party.  I use the term "party" extremely loosely because sitting at tables eating pretzels and cookies and then doing a "learning" craft doesn't seem too much different than any other day in Pre-K (minus all the parents observing) but the kiddos enjoy it and any break in the routine is great fun and cause for celebration.

Case and point - Taylor and Annie are partying hard here.

 
This guy spent his time checking everything out, literally.

Annie was less than impressed with the learning craft part of the party due to the fact that she was in a rush to go through her Valentine's bag of cute sentiments from friends.

When we'd had all the party we could handle we left.  As we went out the main doors of the school though the pull of the large fake caterpillar was strong so the kids hopped on.

After leaving school we headed to the library for Annie to get her prizes for completing the winter reading program.  The grand prize was a train whistle, which she was thrilled to get after putting in all her time reading/being read to but was reminded by the librarian that you don't blow whistles in the library.  Needless to say we didn't stay long because assuring the whistle worked became high priority on our list of things to do.

This was a good excuse any way because it was a beautiful day outside and as soon as we got home the littles headed out the backdoor and we all spent the majority of the afternoon/early evening outside.

Look at this adorable moment - I get to enjoy this scene frequently as Annie is nearly always happy to help Denver in and out of his swing and push him.

Love.

It's not all smiles and swinging in the sunshine though when you are a tough little boy.  After only 10 minutes of playtime Denver had already acquired a bloody nose and busted lip.  All with me standing thisclose, I'm sad to report.


As you can see, it didn't seem to bother him.

Philip got home early in the evening and playing cupid brought some yummy treats to celebrate February 14th.

 

He speaks our love language.

Valentine's morning we had breakfast in bed because as can be noted from previous blog posts, breakfast in bed is how Annie thinks we should celebrate any occasion.

After breakfast we checked out our Valentines.
 




 


Denver was still a little drowsy

But after figuring out there was a Valentine with his name on it he perked up.

Cupid's arrow was right on target if he was aiming for lovely weather on Valentine's day.  It was perfect. The kids were able to spend most of the day outside. So much that Annie ended up with pink cheeks from too much sun.

When Denver went down for his nap Annie and I had a tea party/picnic while Philip went for a run.

Later that afternoon we did what apparently everyone in Payne County was doing by going to the park.


We made it home just as the cold front blew in and enjoyed dinner and sweet treats together.

Valentine's Day according to Annie is, "a day we tell people how much we love them" and while I agree it is mostly a marketing ploy to sell cards and flowers, there is also a whole lot of love in my life and I enjoy having a day that celebrates it.




1 comment:

  1. Hey!! We were at the same park that day!!! Must have just missed you!!

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