before i had kids i never would have dedicated an entire post to valentine's day (sorry thatcher!). but it's so much more fun now to celebrate with them too! we started by working on valentines for the grandparents last week and valentines for azalea's classmates over the weekend. i have to give credit where credit is due: thatcher happily helped azalea cut, glue, and write out alllll of the valentines. i married a good man :) this is what they looked like:
i was pleasantly surprised that azalea's school was allowing valentine's day celebrations (even halloween had to be a "fall harvest party"). i definitely understand why religious holidays shouldn't be celebrated in schools, but things like halloween and valentine's day seem harmless to me. moving on...i wish i could have attended the class party, but you have to be an official parent volunteer and younger siblings can't tag along. oh well. she brought home a whole box of valentines and only 2-3 candies which were all fruit-flavored. so different than when i was in school. ha!
after thatcher got home, we made pasta with grilled chicken, zucchini, squash, and red onion for dinner. i got the kids a couple small gifts: a new umbrella for each (both of theirs broke in the same week) and the movie trolls (which they saw in the theater and loved). they were thrilled! i got thatcher some sweets.
thatcher made his annual chocolate souffle and we ate it after the kids were in bed - so good! we snuggled up on the couch and watched a movie the rest of the night. it was a normal day, with some fun things sprinkled in to make it special. just the way i like it!