I love the way little kids say it. Balentines. Awesome.
Ok, so lots of love at the Starnes house this week. Get ready.
Our oldest son on his way out the door to the last day of the week and the Valentine party. (off Thursday - Monday) Such a punkin.
I made his card box this year due to time restraints. Per his request, "torn paper and make it KU colors". Love how Carter embraces our home town. I surprised him with the jay hawk....cut from one of the many drawings he has made. He LOVED it. Made me proud.
Our cards.....assembly below.
Classroom Moms/Nursery Teacher gifts. This is one of my favorite things. I keep these small opaque craft bags and the labels pictured below on hand. They'll fit almost any occasion and can be used to quickly put together last minute gifts. I filled these with large conversation hearts.
The labels......Martha Stewart design from Michaels. Lots of cute stuff to choose from.
We joined the party at Carter's school as we always do. Lainey goes just for the food.
The kids decorated cookies......Jack and Lainey made their own, too.
Lainey never met a cookie she didn't love.
Get it all, girl.
Cute game in the classroom......kids lined up and raced to see who could open a Hershey kiss first with mittens on. Go, Carter, go! 3rd graders are so cute.
OK, the cards. Round one included adding the stickers.
Meow Meow got lots of broken off dinosaur limbs and heads.
We later adorned them with hand-cut construction paper hearts and red doilies. Mega-mess.
The punks make it worth the clean up.
They're not pretty. But, they're hand-made. I included small photo valentines of the kids......picture to come.
Went to a Mom and Tots party this morning. My sweet friend, Ali, hosted it....she's our table leader at Building Better Moms.
Can you believe it? Jack found a train in the toy stash.
Lainey invited Meow Meow for a muffin.
Caroline......this one is for you......sweet Leigh Marie and baby!
Got home after some errands and started nap time......only to be startled by Jack running through the house chanting "Mailman came! Mailman came!"
Opened the door to find 2 boxes of goodies......first up, Mae Mae's always special box of fun. Chocolates and treat bags for each kiddo. Cards for everyone.
And, Sara sent the kiddos some candy and these darling Grateful Dead dancing bears. My hippie heart is singing. Oh, and what you can't see under that blue tissue is a darling wine stopper for me! Loved it all.
So, there you go. And, we haven't even made our sugar cookies.
It's non-stop sticky sweet, over the top, Valentine schmoopy love in Kansas right now!