Every year, the holidays get more fun for AB. This year she was SO excited about “ValenStine’s” Day!
Allie Claire & AB - 2009
This year, we were invited to a little Valentine party at cousin Willie’s house. Annabelle asked me every day for a solid week if it was “party day” yet! Tuesday morning when she woke up and I told her it was FINALLY Valentine’s Day she started jumping up and down!
There were 23 kids at the party. It was a little loud, but lots of fun! Stephanie did a great job planning and hosting it. The kids had fun decorating their treat bags, passing out their valentines and playing outside.
AB & Cori decorating their bags
I found the scallop-edged round cards in the dollar bin at Michaels and used that as a backing for the crayons. I also found little note pads at the party shop that we put in each bag with the crayon. I printed off some labels and it was done! :)
We took cupcakes to the party and from the minute we arrived, AB kept asking for one. After she scarfed her pizza down at lunch, it finally hit me WHY she kept asking for a cupcake all morning long…I forgot to feed her breakfast! Yep, that’s me…Mother of the Year. The real kicker is that she hasn’t let me forget it either. For the past two mornings, when she wakes up, she says, “’member that time you forgot to feed me? You gotta ‘member to feed me, mommy.” As if my mommy-guilt isn’t enough. Ha.
AB having a cupcake on the way home (I guess since it’s February I could take down the Santa decal on her window.) :)
While Big Sister and I were partying it up, Mamie stayed with Nie-Nie for the first time! When I picked her up, my MIL warned me that Mamie’s back might be sore, because she didn’t put her down the whole three hours she had her. :)
We made stops at DW’s office and Grammy’s office. I made a couple of new recipes that I found on Pinterest. The first was Red Velvet Cookies…they were good, but the best thing I made was the homemade Snickers. They were really good, especially cold. We gave most of them away, and it didn’t take me long to polish off the ones we kept. :)
Helping Mamie open her surprises!
That night, the guys had their monthly men’s dinner and meeting at church, so Lauren and I had a date with the girls at the Chick-fil-A. :)