Valentine's kicked off for us on Friday with Garrison's V-Day celebration at school. I totally forgot to make a picture of his Valentines this year but they turned out really cute... We did the first Valentine found here. Hope your Valentines Day is full of colorful fun. =) We only included a pack of crayons with ours due to sugar and candy overload being numerous without us adding a pack of skittles to everyone's treat bag. Haha. Plus we had already spent an adequate amount on packs of crayons for 24 Kindergartners. I think Garrison's Valentines were a big hit... especially with his teacher. =)
After school we went through all the treats and the boys got to enjoy a special Valentine snack. Terrell picked up pizza for us on his way home and then the big boys had a fun movie night. It was a great start to our weekend and kick off to V-Day.
Saturday morning came bright and early when we got everyone up and ready for a big and momentous occasion... the day we would purchase our new family car! Woohoo!!!! My parents kept the kiddos for us and we were able to hitch a ride with some friends (a co-worker's of Terrell's and his wife) all the way up to north Georgia where I had been wheeling and dealing with a salesman for what felt like months. Haha. It was really only about 2.5 weeks, but still. The process of finding this car was a long and stressful one. But we did it and are so thankful for this (literally) HUGE blessing!
Terrell and I had a lunch date at CFA (V-Day bonus!) on the way home and we finally made it back to town to pick up our babies on Saturday afternoon after naptime... and finally managed to get car seats situated in our new ride... and finally managed to get home to celebrate Valentine's Day as a family.
We let the boys play outside, did early baths, and made "love bugs" while Terrell grilled our dinner. They turned out cute. I did this with my preschoolers and thought my big boys would enjoy it too. Of course it involved a pattern and ordering from biggest to smallest. Of course. =)
After reading our hearts and cleaning up from supper the boys got to go through all their cards they got in the mail (which also included some cash =)) and then they got to open their gift from us!
Meet the newest members of the fam... Rescue bots! The boys were in love!
The boys had a little play time and then crashed early from their big day. The second they were in bed Terrell went out for our fancy dessert. A Valentine tradition. =) Don't worry, the boys got dessert before bed... Valentine cupcakes they made with Granna.
And here's what we were up to last year. Snowed in, exhausted, and in LOVE with our newest baby boy. =)