Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Valentine's Day Countdown- Day 3-13

So, with one of my favorite holidays came illness! I apologize for not bringing this any sooner...
First was my hubby, then me, then my girls, then me again!  It's not how I wanted it to go, but we celebrated anyway!
Day 4- We wrote Valentine's day notes!

As you can tell, they loved it!  I actually had to take it away from them or else we would be up all night!  And I got the mailboxes on sale last year for 50 cents a pop!
Day 5-Kiki Hoko!!!!
This is Chelise for Kiwi Loco...
They love the fact that they have the power to choose what they get and what they get to put as topping.  Plus, there is a tv in the room.  =D
Day 6- Happy Meals!
Now, who doesn't love Hello Kitty?
Day 7- Socks!
The added bonus was their favorite princess' on them!
Day 8- Cupcakes!

Went to a friend's house and had a decorating party!  B was just thrilled...she actually just wanted to eat them. =D
Day 9- Lollipops!
*Forgot to take a picture. I was sick, so please forgive me.  =D
Day 11- Breakfast for dinner!
Again, no pictures...but who doesn't like bacon for dinner?
Day 12- Craft time!
My mother sent these to me last year and I just saved them.
The girls enjoyed it!

Daddy even had some fun with us!
Day 13- Glow sticks!
I got a pack of twenty for $1 at Target...can't beat that.
The girls knew that the next day was Valentine's day so I figured I'd give them something to help them go to sleep.
I will post our celebration in the next blog.  Again, sorry for the hold up.  We are on the up and up!  TTFN!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Valentine's Day Countdown- Day 1 and 2

Valentine's Day is my third favorite holiday (Thanksgiving and Christmas coming in first and second).  I like to make it special for the girls and have a little something to do with them every day except Sundays when we don't have much time with church and my mandatory "Mommy Naptime".
Sir Luvsalot made his first appearance last year and the girls thought he was so awesome!  I got a pack of these at JoAnn's on sale two years ago and put him into action last year. The treasure chest is an addition this year and the girls love to see if Sir Luvsalot has brought them a message.  It's the first thing they look for when they wake up.
On Day 1, I always have them help me decorate the dining room.  All I use are cheap decor from the dollar store or things I get at the end of the season sale.
I put everything in a pile and I let them discover this thing that Sir L brings. 
Here is a list of what I have:
~Heart Garland- Dollar Store
~Vases- One from a bouquet, one from the Dollar store, and one from a discount store for 69 cents
~Window clings- Dollar store
~Magnets- Walmart for 50 cents each
~Heart Candle- Discount store for 89 cents
~Hearts on a stick- pack of 8 at Dollar store
~Tinsel like stuff- Dollar store
~Hearts on a wire(kinda like tinsel)- Dollar store
~ Fake roses- Dollar store
~ Heart Place mats- on sale at JoAnns
When the girls opened the box, I got to read what Sir L had to say:
The girls love decorating so they took it in speed! 
 Don't have much because I was facilitating, but I snuck one in!
Here is the end product:

The heat was blowing the garland when I snapped this one.

Something simple, yet special to make the atmosphere different.

On day 2, I really didn't really have anything special planned.  Emma got to read the note this time, and this is what it read:

 This totally thrilled them because they normally don't get these. 

As you can tell, they were silly with happiness!
Stay tuned to see what else we have planned!  Simple yet special things are what makes memories!
Love, Mel