Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day

I went to Wal-Mart last night at 7:30, completey not thinking that it was the night before Valentine's day.  Big Mistake.  Big.  Huge.  (Shout out, Pretty Woman!)  I had to take Griff's truck because he parked in the middle of the driveway and he was blocking me in.  The place was nuts, and they were out of the two main things I went for: poster board and double-sided tape.  What the heck?  How does Wal-Mart run out of poster board and double-sided tape??  Stupid store.  So, my quick trip to one store turned into a long trip to two stores.  And as I was putting the goods in the back seat of Griff's truck, I spied a James Avery bag.  He is such sweet husband, but he is pretty lousy at hiding gifts - this isn't the first gift I've stumbled upon.  I felt really bad for accidentally spoiling his surprise, so I was just going to play it off and hope he wouldn't think about it.  Well, he had remembered while I was gone.  When I walked through the door, his first question was, "Did you look in the back seat?"  I'm a horrible liar, and he knew from my face that I had seen the gift bag. 

So, long story longer, I got an early Valentine's gift last night.  He went out and got the gift and told me to go ahead and open it.  Inside was this cd:

Remeber the song I posted here a few weeks ago?  I've got a sweet husband, I tell ya!

 ....and this bracelet:
I'm a lucky girl, indeed!

And this is what was waiting for Miss Izzybelle at the breakfast table this morning.  We also bought her the Lady and the Tramp dvd, but we gave it to her early so we could all watch it together last Sunday night. 

She had the sweetest little smile on her face when she saw her surprises.  Unfortunately, this is the only picture I got of her.  Clearly, she was excited about those Skittles!

 Moving on to the crafty things!  I asked my friend Janean for some cute Valentine craft ideas for Izzy's preschool party.  She sent me a bunch of great links, and I just loved this one:

VDay Cupcake Liner Card Craft 

Taking Janean's advice, I altered it a bit, and put them on popsicle sticks instead of the ribbon.  I decided on something else for the class project, but Izzy and I had fun making these little "flowers."  Look how cute! 
Vases from Target's dollar spot

I loved the cupcake liners, so I decided to have the kiddos make Valentine's wreaths. 

The party is today, and I have the plates and supplies for each kid ready to go in their own little baggies.  Can't wait to see how the kids like this project!

These are horrible iphone pictures, but here's what Izzy gave her teachers this morning.  Inside the bag is a Little Debbie Valentine's cake and a Target gift card.  Easy and cute! 
Taking this photo, I knew I would be too lazy to photoshop our last name out, so I sensored with the pen.  Nice touch, huh?

I hope you all have a fun Valentine's Day!

1 comment:

  1. cute, cute, cute. And props to my little bro. :-)