Happy Valentine's Day from my little Valentines! I hope everyone has a wonderful day with their loved ones. May you all be showered with candy, flowers, and of course, sparkly jewelry!
The kids are at school today, and they are both so excited for their Valentine's Day parties! I made up little treat bags last night for them to pass out to their friends today. They started with Pixy Stix Valentine's for Rylie's friends, and she wrote her name on all of them. (The teachers ask us not to fill out the "to" field, so it makes them easier for the kids to pass out.) Bryce has SpongeBob Valentines for his friends - complete with gummy crabby patties!
Then I took those and added some more candy, all in little treat bags.
Valentine's Day, along with any holiday that involves candy and treats at school, is very nerve wracking for parents like me who have kids with food allergies. Luckily, the teachers don't let the kids eat any of the candy that they collect in their Valentine bags, so we will check everything over when they get home tonight. Some parents may end up bringing cupcakes or cookies for the party, though, and that is where I get concerned. The teachers are usually very diligent about Rylie's allergies, but I still worry. I will be so glad when the parties are over and she is home safe!
Since I know the kids will get a ton of candy at school today, I decided not to get them much for their gifts from us. I did find small boxes of chocolate that were safe for Rylie, and they even had their favorite characters on them! I also got Bryce a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle and Rylie a Barbie.
Bryce was in my bed when I woke up this morning and he immediately asked me if it was Valentine's Day. When I told him it was he asked "Where is my present?" I told him it was on the kitchen table and he shot out of my room faster than an air force jet. He was so excited about his Turtle! Just when I asked him if he wanted to go tell Rylie it was Valentine's Day and to get up, she came walking down the stairs. Of course she loved her new Barbie, since that is her latest obsession. And yes, I let them have a piece of chocolate with their breakfast. :-)
Once the kids had a look at their presents, Rylie ran out in the other room and came back with these Valentine cards that she made for us at my mom's house yesterday. She was all smiles when she gave them to us. She's such a sweet girl!
Rylie, Bryce and I gave Daddy some cards and a box of chocolates. I think he had a piece or two for breakfast also.
For the first time in over 13 years, Brian sent me flowers to work. He sent them yesterday since I wasn't going to be there today, but unfortunately, they never showed up. I was soooo bummed, and so was he. When he looked online, it said that no one was available to take delivery. What!?!? We have a receptionist there from 8-6 every day! So he called FTD and they gave him some BS about how if I wasn't available to take the flowers, they wouldn't just leave them. Well heck, I could have been in a meeting, in someone else's office or in the bathroom when they showed up. But who knows if they really did show up??? No one said anything to me about someone trying to deliver flowers, so who knows what happened. It was such a sweet thought on my husband's part, and I appreciated it a lot...even though I never received my flowers. I love that man!
As for me and my Valentine, we will actually be spending the day apart. We had planned to go away for a few days alone, but he couldn't get the rest of the week off of work. So I am going to head to the west coast to meet up with a friend today, and then he will drive over tomorrow and we will have our little weekend getaway while the kids are with my mom.
So, what is everyone doing to celebrate Valentine's Day? I hope you all have a wonderful day filled with love!
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