Thursday, February 17, 2011

Valentines day

I better post about Our Valentines Day.

It started out good, then bad, then good, and it just got better from there.

I won't really get into the bad of my day, because I don't want anyone to be offended that they ruined my what could have been a better than spectacular Valentines Day. Because while at the time, it did put quite a rain cloud over my head for part of the day, it was still amazing and great and I got to spend it with the people I love, so I am not complaining. (If you know the full story and some of you do, please keep it to yourself...I don't want any hurt feelings)

This year I wanted to do something really special for Axel, and I thought what better way then to have a couple of his favorite cousins over for a Valentines Day Tea Party. So I went to work planning and working on stuff for the event. I also admit that this was for me as well, it's always nice to have other moms over to visit with...

So I set up a table for the kids and put up a few decorations that I made.

I made each guest a mailbox for them to decorate and to put valentines in later.
Here are the kids hard at work decorating their boxes.
After we decorated the boxes the moms and grandma helped the kids make a special Valentines involving finger paints, Axel made one for Kory :) No pictures here because I was busy washing hands and making sure we didn't get red and pink paint anywhere else in the house.

After that we had the kids sit down for story time where we read a few of my favorite books on Love. And I could have sworn I took a picture of this but I didn't.

Then we had our very special Valentines day Tea Party....these were our healthy valentines day snacks, complete with PBJ heart sandwhiches, fresh fruit, and a juice box. Who said valentines day is only about chocolate :)
The boys eventually decided that the party needed a little more testosterone, and it turned into a sword fight instead.

Axel thought that was pretty great, and thought his cousins were all super fantastic.
Maddy of course was the only one who really appreciated the tea party, she was the perfect tea party guest. Poor girl, has only boy cousins her age, our little girl will be the first girl cousin after 6 boys in a row. After all our guests went home, we went on a little stroll around the neighborhood and when I got back I put Axel on my bed while I put some stuff away and when I turned around he was out! He then slept for 3.5 hours! During that time I got a great hour and a half nap, lunch with my hubby, and a shower.
After, we visited Baby gauge in the hospital again to deliver the Valentine I had Story make early that week for Kassie, Jerome and Baby Gauge.
Then we picked up Dad at work, and some Arbys and went to see the animals and fish at Cabella's. My friend Ashley and s-in-law Kassie both suggested it, and I am so glad we went. Axel had the time of his life! He pointed to all the fun animals and could not get enough of them all. I have never seen him run around faster than he was that night.

He couldn't get enough of the fishes, he went through the cave 3 times! when we would get to the end he would turn around and go back and show us more. He was ultra excited about it. As we were leaving, there was a hunting video on and there was a fox or wolf I am not sure which, and we stopped to watch it and we were like "look Axel it's a Fox!" and he was pointing at the screen and going "Ah Ah Ah" and then BAM they shot it, and Kory jumped, and Axel jumped and everyone was just in shock. We then quickly walked away hoping we didn't scar him for life, but as we walked away we could here the fox whimpering all the way to the doors. So sad. What a great note to end on. :)

After that we went to the reception of one of my old Young Women and that was great, and Kory thinks its genius to mush Valentines day with your anniversary. We then came home and put boy to bed, and found out that the movie we got from Netflix "Dinner for Schmucks" was broken in two! So instead we watched a really dumb movie that gave me nightmares all night that Kory had a new wife, and I was telling her all about Kory and ways to be a good wife to him. AH I hate pregnancy dreams! Really they are so terrible, and vivid. I keep having dreams about this Horse head my friend Jessica bought in Seattle on a trip that she has been taking photos of in various places. It's super creepy.

But it was a fun night, we had fun as a family, and I am so glad I have these two boys in my life.


KaSs MiLeS said...

What a great valentines party!!! Is so cute! Wish story and I could have come, she would have loved it!

Jess~ca said...

You can now spend the next two months blogging every day for my entertainment, and doing nothing else :) I take Shane to petsmart all the time because of all the fishies, birdies, and rodents they have for sale! He thinks its pretty great and it is, because its free :)

Shauna said...

Wow, i bet you can't wait to have a girl.

Jessie Eyre said...

You are so creative! I love those little mailboxes...and the heartshaped sammies?! Adorable.

Cabelas is a regular stop for us these days. Those fish are the bomb!

Sarah said...

What a cute V day - you put so much work into the tea party, it looked great!