"Happy Valentimes Day!!!" - straight from MK's little mouth. I love the "times" part :) Granted she can say it correctly but it is one of those words that are just better off left alone for the sake of cuteness!The children were more than thrilled to awaken to a house full of cards and special surcies in honor of the big day. Pryce declared it a school holiday???!!!
Because my children love surprises, we decided to surprise those in our lives that may not have that special someone. Balloons were delivered, donuts were given, letters were sent....the boys love what they call a "good deeds day." One of my favorite moments of the day came early when the boys went in to buy balloons at a local store. They went in, got three HUGE balloons and walked right out of the store with them - they were so excited! Curious at how much said HUGE balloons cost, I asked, "So, how much were those?" Colin looked at Pryce, Pryce looked at Colin, they briefly glanced at me and then they screeched in unison, "Oh no! We forgot to pay for them!"
In my attempt to get a group photo of 4 out of my 5 favorite Valentines, I said, "Hey, lets do a silly photo." Not sure what C heard. P and MK are posed accordingly. Maddox, well, lets just say that she is a very good listener when she is told to do something silly :)
I couldn't resist. C has a thing for strawberry flavored milk. When he was in school, he drank it everyday for lunch. I am not sure that he has had it since he walked out of the school building three years ago until a few weeks ago....the week of Chinese New Year, the boys and I visited my niece's school to talk to the first grade students about the Chinese culture. After our presentations, we dined with Emma and her classmates. Colin was in heaven when he saw the pink carton in the lunchroom - his beloved strawberry milk. EWWWW, makes me cringe to think of it as I am a chocolate kind of girl. However, he drank every single bit and then had another....so, for Valentines Day, the best gift of all for C was breakfast with strawberry milk!
As the day wore on and the treats were exchanged, we moved on into our next round of events....soccer practice and a basketball game, all P! (Yes, on Valentines Day!)
P wants to give it all a try. This season has been basketball and he has risen to the occasion.