I really liked this pic of Bella.
For Victoria's 2nd grade Valentine box, she wanted to make a lion one after she saw something similar on Pinterest. I hot glued brown wrapping paper, toilet paper tubes, googly eyes, pipe cleaners, felt cloth, and foam hearts where Victoria told me to put them.
Victoria celebrates Valentines day with her class mates. I helped plan the party this year for her class- we made Fortune Tellers, decorated sugar cookies, played Bingo with conversational hearts, and exchanged and opened Valentine cards.
Bella's class party. Look at how neat these Juice Box Robots are! (I didn't make them, but probably will steal the idea for next year- the kids loved them.)
I was Cookie Mom this year for Victoria's Girl Scout troop, which meant that I picked up with my van and housed all the GS cookies at my house, until the girls and their parents could come get them.
After they put their cookies in their cars, I had the girls have a slumber party and "camp out" in the upstairs den. We ate pizza and played Twiddly Winks. (BTW Bella had just come home from a birthday party in which they painted her face like a tiger.)
They played the game Prop Bag, where you separate into two teams and have to use all the props in your bag for an imaginative play. Victoria, Sarah, and Ashley put on the play Singing Mermaids, while Bella, Courtney, and Hannah, put on a play I can only attain was something like When Animals Go Bad And Attach Their Veterinarian.
The girls had so much fun with this game they wanted to switch bags and put on some more goofy plays.
We then taught the girls how to play the card game Spoons- my favorite from when I was a kid.
We also played Twister.
And Who's In That Sleeping Bag, where one girl tries to guess who's in whose sleeping bag by asking one question and if she guesses correct they pop out of the bag.
Finally we watched the movie Pochantas in our sleeping bags. The last girl fell asleep at 9:50, most at 9:30- not too bad :) Although they still got up at 6:30. We made pancakes and jumped on the trampoline. Their parents picked them up at 9:30, then we went to church and had lunch with Carol and Dick.
Braelyn came over that day and spent the night, since her mother just gave birth to baby Grayson and is confined to her bed for the next couple of days. They had fun playing outside, going to the library, and delivering GS cookies to neighbors and Jer's office.