Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Valentines Day!

This year I wasn't planning on having a Valentines Party. I didn't think Brookelyn even understood what was going on.
We skyped Poppa Peltier one night and he asked her what Daddy was getting her for Valentines Day.
That started an excitement in her that I just couldn't ignore.
We started planning what we were going to do and she changed her mind everyday what she wanted.
On the morning of Valentines she came out of bed and said very decidedly,
"Mommy, can we go to Target?"
-Why?
"I just need to get a few things"
-What do you need?
"I just need a small kitty with a bow to cuddle and sleep with!"

We picked out Daddy's present at Target and she got very stressed,
"Mommy!!! I don't know what my favorite candy is!"
"Mommy I just need a cute animal!"
We have a rule that when we go into stores she can't ask for everything she sees or wants.
I also usually don't give in to her wants but I thought since it was a special day I wanted to find a kitty with a bow.
Target didn't have one so I got an idea to go check the Disney store and see if they had gotten in a Woody or Bullseye. 
They had the Woody but no Bullseye :( 
When I thought there was no more choices I found the perfect present!!! 
I pulled aside a store lady and asked her to bag them so Brooke couldn't see.
We left the store with Brooke crying so sadly because she thought I wasn't getting her anything.
It was sad but I was too excited to see her surprised face later!!
After nap we had our Party. 
It was a hit and will definitely be a tradition.
I made the kid's valentines out of foam so they could keep them longer than five minutes.
Bringing Daddy his favorite candy!
Eating treats!
 Time to open up the surprises!
Bubba's valentine says Muah because that is his word for kiss. 
Very excited about his very own Woody doll! It is hard for him to see Brooke play with Jesse and not have his own. 




Brooke was in love with her new kitty!! It is Marie from Aristocats. She hasn't seen the movie yet but she will some day! I showed her some clips on youtube and she loved her kitty even more.
Just had to throw this cute one of Bubba in.
Much love from our family to yours!

Know therefore that the LORD your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commandments.  Deuteronomy 7:9

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. John 3:16-17

See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.  Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears,we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.  All who have this hope in him purify themselves, just as he is pure.  1 John 3:1-3


 







5 comments:

beccarankin said...

What a fun day. I was surprised how excited how excited they were about V-day, too.

Josh and Bre said...

I love how you did your Valentines with the kids :) And I can just imagine Brookes face when she saw her kitty

angelakay said...

i LOVE this so much!! such a fun tradition to come up with! And I love the foam card idea! super smart!
I don't think you guys have any clue how much i absolutely MISS being out there!!

kathy said...

Sounds like you are starting some very fun traditions with your family!! Keep it up....your children will look forward to it every year and probably do the same things with their kids!!

MommaMindy said...

Wish we could have celebrated with you. I would LOVE a toy and chocolates, too! Love seeing your traditions. You are such a good Mommy!