Today we went to the Elkins park. It was beautiful at a sunny 65! The boys had a great time. Me too! Can't wait until it's like this all the time...Spring! I'm starting to look at my flower beds and dream....
After a full day, I was exhausted. But I still wanted to make a special dinner. Got the idea to make a fancy dinner menu from Lauren, so I designed and printed one at mom's after we left the party. We had spaghetti and meatballs, salad, heart-shaped breadsticks (I got that idea out of a magazine), and sparkling cider, which Phillip and I both really enjoyed. For dessert--vanilla ice cream with chocolate sauce, pecans, and heart-shaped strawberries. Yum! Then I set the table with candles, the roses Phillip got me, and pretty dishware/goblets. It was sooo nice. And the best thing was that Gid actually slept through dinner and Daniel watched a movie, so Phillip and I got to enjoy a quiet dinner by ourselves. Very special and much better then going out! We had a great day although it was exhausting. After dinner, I went to sewing class (which was shopping at JoAnn's for fabric and then going to Jason's Deli after for a treat and to chat with mom and the girls), while Phil took the boys (along with roses for the womenfolk) up to his parents. All in all, a LOVEly day! :)
More pics of the party. Also, a pic of the valentine 6 yr old Trey Osbon gave me. He didn't know how to spell my name, so Krystal told him to do his best and sound it out. Ogree is what he came up with! Too funny!!!
Once I finally got us out the door, I realized I didn't have my keys and the house was locked! So I called mom and thankfully she had them, and she drove them out to me. While we waited the boys played outside in the melting snow. The weather was in the low 60s so it was really nice! Then we drove out to the party at Lianna's. There were 16 kids and 5 moms! Me, Lianna, Krys, Saralin, and Tammi Lea (in town for a while). The kids had a blast!! Lots to explore and get into. Everyone ate lunch together and then the kids exchanged valentines. Daniel got a lot of candy! It was fun. :)
The boys woke up to special treats at their table and heart-shaped pancakes for breakfast! Then they got to take a bath in red/pink water. We also made little thumb print valentines for a party. So fun!