The kids woke up to their little mailboxes on the table as they do every year. The girls had Reeses Cups and a pair of cute socks. Tyson had gummy bears and a mystery rubber superhero thing. It was fun. We got Avery off to school and we did various little heart activities for preschool time. Of course heart shaped pb sandwiches were on the menu for lunch with the littles.
After lunch, Grandma & PaPa came to watch the littles while I went to do Avery's class party. At Open House before school started as I was signing up to be in charge of a class party, Avery requested I do something different than Valentine's Day since I had done it in Kindergarten and 1st grade. She chose the holiday party so I signed up for that. However, they ended up not even having one and then her teacher asked me to take the lead for the Valentine party. So I guess it was meant to be. Valentine's Day is my thing. And I love it.
There is only one other student in her class this year from first grade so Avery said it would be okay to repeat a couple of the fun activities. They stacked conversation hearts in all kinds of crazy ways and formed silly sentences with them too.
I had so much fun making little tic tac toe boards with card stock, stamps, and washi tape inspired by Pinterest of course. They got to use Valentine M&M's for this game and then eat them afterward. They loved that!
They each got a red bag full of marshmallows, graham crackers, and a few hershey kisses. They had fun making their own smores creations.
They also used tweezers and chopsticks to take small conversation hearts in and out of bowls. It was a repeat from last year but still a hit and then they decorated cards for their craft.
I feel totally in my element when I do these parties. I love it. The class is so sweet and we love her teacher. Two very sweet little girls came up to me at the end, gave me a hug, and thanked me for doing the party. Made my day.
Jason came home from work with pink roses. Not just any pink roses but the most beautiful ones I have ever seen. They were perfect and smelled wonderful too. He did good.
It was most definitely a happy valentine's day. Crazy to think that next year I will have two in school and just might be able to help with Tyson's Kindergarten class party!?!