Happy Valentine's Day! We were so lucky to have an amazing four day weekend together, as Kevin had off of work, and the kids had off of school. On Thursday, before they got out of school, they took Valentine's to school. Derek's was for his class party, and Lily took a few to some friends. (And yes, this is the same thing we did about four years ago. It worked great then, and it did now. For the ones they gave to friends, they had suckers in them.)
Since I am Derek's homeroom mom, I was in charge of the Valentine's party. We had an ice-cream sundae party, and the kids loved it. (And we managed to make the ice-cream stretch, even though we only ended up with about 1/3 of what was supposed to be brought in. One of the mom's that signed up to bring some, had a baby the day before.) It was a fun party, but I was sure grateful when it was over. Only one more party for the year :).
On Friday, we took advantage of the amazing 65 degree weather, and took the kids to the park. Derek had to bring his Master Sword with him.
And Arthur loved everything about the park. He loved climbing on the equipment, going on the slide and the swings, and making Kevin and I chase him around.
When we weren't playing, we were cleaning. Both Derek and Lily spent hours with me deep cleaning their rooms - we cleaned in, around, and under furniture, threw out a bunch of stuff and organized everything. Hopefully it stays that way for a while :). While we were busy inside, Kevin was busy outside, doing the same thing to the garage.
On Valentine's Day, I gave the kids their traditional heart shaped boxes of chocolates. They love them!
That morning, I got to go get a pedicure, and then it was cleaning again for a few hours. Finally, it was time to get ready for Kevin's and my date. We got dressed up all fancy and went on a group date with some friends to Tucanos, a Brazilian steakhouse.
There were thirteen couples all together, and we had such a wonderful time. The food was excellent, the company was fantastic, and it was a wonderful night.
After dinner, all dressed up nice, we went to Dick's Sporting Goods and Target - good times. It was such a good Valentine's Day.
Unfortunately, the rest of the weekend was cold and snowy, but hey, we had had two gorgeous days in the 60's, so I can't complain. Arthur was a little under the weather, but other than church, we didn't have anywhere to be, and so we stayed home and enjoyed being together. It was a perfect weekend :).