A few days before Valentine’s Day I had started planning a little family fun type Valentine’s Day party at home for the kids. February 14 was going to be their parties at school, and I thought it would be fun to surprise them with a party at home, too! February 13 rolled around, and Kate came home with the beginning signs of pink eye. By the next morning it was full blown in both eyes. She was going to miss her party at school that day, and she was so sad. I ended up being able to stay home with her, and she and I had a mini girls day to make up for it.
The Lord must have known what was coming, because the family Valentine’s Day party was something that came to me almost last minute. Whew!
The night before we put Kate’s hair in braids so it would be “fancy” for her party the next day. She wanted to dress up, too. I went ahead and let her dress up in what she was planning on wearing, and we met one of our sweet friends for lunch.
Our friend works at Starbucks, and she brought Tristan & Kate the cutest gift!
Since Kate was at home with me, I let her be “in” on the surprise party. She had fun helping me get everything together for Tristan before he came home!
I made one of their favorite meals for dinner (chicken alfredo), and we ate off the super fancy red paper plates. Shelby wasn’t too excited about the paper straws, that was a whole new experience for him I think! ha!
I had some goodie bags for the kids, and a little toy for them both. Tristan collects these little Star Wars spaceships, and Kate has had her eye on this little purple unicorn from Walmart for the past several weeks.
Shelby brought Kate and myself the sweetest little bouquets of flowers. They were BEAUTIFUL and they got prettier as the days went on.
We watched Trolls to top it all off, and spent some time having a dance party at the end. It was a nice distraction from work, from school, from homework, and from life. It was a fun, care-free, family evening that we really enjoyed. I’m thinking this may need to be a thing we do now! St. Patrick’s Day is coming up!