Monday, February 27, 2012

Valentine's Day 2012

This year our Valentine's Day was less planned, rather busy, and everything was kind of thrown together... 
(still can't find Lily's other red bow!)

The night before (actually I got up super early before the kids woke up) I sewed some special little things for my little Valentines to wear to their school parties!

I whipped these up so quick and easy.
 Kaylani loves these red pants I made for her...remember these from back to school last year?  :)  Perfectly paired with some sweet little red sparkly shoes I picked up from Target!
 {Love these...I think we buy them every year!}

We worked on finishing up our Valentine's for their school parties before bedtime.

They didn't turn out so good.  I didn't realize Walgreen's wallet sizes are super itty bitty!

I used our 2011 Valentine's Day photos for this year's project.  I was a little sad to be giving one year old photos out, but that's just how I roll... sometimes!  :O)

When I took the pictures, I made sure to pose them as if they were holding something on the palm of their hands... 
or grasping something... we could add candy later!

I used Picnik to add the sweet messages.   
{Isn't it sad that Picnik will be gone soon?  
I'm not sure about all the details, but love that all the premium stuff is free until April 19th!}
Here's how they turned out.  They were teeny tiny, but we made them work!
Valentine's Day was a 1/2 day of school for the kiddos, so afterwards some friends came over for a playdate which helped pass the time until Daddy came home. We always put together a little something special for them each year. 

Again, it was rather hurried and thrown together for lack of time this year...

  but we had our little family party, and I think they enjoyed it!

I was provided with a great opportunity a couple of days before Valentine's Day to demonstrate what love really is to my children.  I'll share more about it later, but it reminded me that love really isn't just words, but actions!

My Honey brought home the sweetest presents for me that included flowers, balloons, a card, chocolate, and spa gift certificates!  
 The very next morning I broke 2 toes, so it will be a while before I get to enjoy my gifts.  The Podiatrist says I've got 6 weeks of recovery...3 of which will be in a super huge boot-like contraption.

Life is sometimes a little crazy, or busy, or hard, ...

and doesn't always go exactly as planned...
But I can't imagine a life without the love of the sweet little family God's blessed me with! 

"Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good.  His faithful love endures forever." - Psalm 136:1


  1. Oh my goodness! I love your creativity! You are so great at what you do. I really like Garrison's shirt!

    1. Thanks, Tawanna! So funny, I like Garrison's shirt too! Jay doesn't like me to dress him like this! Hee hee! He thinks he's too old and it's baby-ish. Garrison doesn't complain, although Abri won't let me sew anything for her anymore! :)

  2. What a great post! I love the clothes you make for your kids Niki, they are sooo cute! You do a wonderful job! So sorry about your broken toes:-( I know that has to be rough. Looks like you all had a fun Valentines day! Oh and the cards are awesome!

    1. Thank you, Janae! I have not blogged in forever and not really so great at it, but it's encouraging to know you enjoyed it! I haven't been on your blog lately...need to go check you out! I always like keeping up with you guys and you ARE really good at blogging!!! Thanks again! One more week in this ridiculous contraption. ;)