Valentines Day was on a Friday this year. It would have been super cool, except for the fact that Victoria woke up that morning at 5 o'clock with a stomach bug and stayed home from her class party. We tried to make the most of it by doing some fun activities, like a flower painting and playing hangman with some new smelly markers that I got for her, but I think Victoria was still a little bummed. She even got to see Grandma Carol, when she came over to watch her while I went to run Bella's class Valentine party as room mom. (It was very fun, but very fast paced and the kids were wild.)
Later that day, the weather called to us and we set up camp in the front yard and read poems from one of our favorite books Where the Sidewalk Ends. As we were out there, an airplane wrote in the sky for Valentines Day "I love you". It was pretty neat. Jer came home early and tried to say that he did this for me- wink, wink ;). When I came inside he gave us girls beautiful flowers and sushi- he knows me well. It turned out to be a good Valentines Day.
The girls were given earrings and bracelets from their Aunt July and Uncle Jeff. They liked them very much and wore them to school the next week. Thank you so much!
The kids had President Day off of school and we had a perfect day. In the morning I called my old friend Chris (Nico and Marlee) to see if we could get together, we ended up spending the whole day together. We went to see the new Lego movie (5stars- very funny- would recommend it for adults too). Then we had two park playdates! The first park was very crowded, so we let the kids play for 30 minutes, then went to another nearby park. It reminded me of old times when we would get together, enjoy the day gabbing, letting the kids play, and not worry about time. The kids had so much fun playing on the equipment, playing "Zombie Man", collecting ladybugs, and soaking up the sun. The weather couldn't have been more beautiful! Later that night I even got to go to a Zumba and Yoga class. AND got a hot bath with Sleepytime tea. Definitely a Top 10 day!