The girls woke up to a few surprises from us this morning, one being we're taking them to Disney on Ice on the 28th. We're all super excited and look forward to another ice show. They also received some candy treats and a new outfit. Adam and I keep things pretty low key for each other on Valentine's Day. He usually has to work late and this year was no exception. But, we do set some time aside on the weekend to get a babysitter and go out to dinner, just the two of us.
A few weeks ago Alexa brought home an invitation inviting me to be her special guest at her Valentine's Day Tea at her school. I was so excited and honored that she chose me to come and spend the afternoon with her at school.
I couldn't wait to leave work today to see my little lady. She has been talking about this day for such a long time and they've been practicing and working hard for weeks.
Upon arriving, I was handed a program and a necklace to wear, showing off my beautiful daughter.
All the kids had a special poem that they had to memorize for their program. Adam worked with Alexa so that it could be kept a surprise for me. (you can see Alexa's name second from the bottom)
When all the special guests were seated, the children filed in and handed their guest a gift wrapped and decorated by the child.
Inside was a sweet card that Alexa made for me and a heart necklace that she made in art class.
These handmade gifts from my kiddos are my all time favorite - it just doesn't get any sweeter.
She drew and owl on the front because she knows how much I love them.
As the kids were reciting their poems and reading their letters that they had written for their special guests, Alexa kept turning around to check on me to see if I was tearing up.....and of course, I was.
She tells me she gets so nervous getting up in front of people to speak, but you would never know it. She looks so calm and collected and speaks slowly and clear for everyone to understand her. I was one proud Mama.
After the poems and letters were read, they all stood up and sang a Valentine song.
And then refreshments were served. Frosted sugar cookies, punch and hershey kisses.
It was such a special day and I was so thankful to be able to be there with my girl.
For dinner, I took the girls to Subway for a quick bite to eat before they had their eye doctor appointments. Lilli had been working on a wiggly tooth for awhile and asked me to pull it out during dinner so she could eat her sandwich. She looks so cute with that gap in her smile.
Then it was off to their eye doctor appointments. Both girls have never shown signs of poor vision, but being my entire family - grandparents and beyond, all have glasses and Adam's family has a large handful that wear them, too - I like to get the girls' vision checked once a year.
Per usual, their vision is perfect and no signs of 'sick' eyes, as their doctor calls it.
Don't let Alexa's expression fool you - my kids LOVE going to the eye doctor. Her terrified look is from the doctor teasing her that she had neon green eyes.
When we got home the girls opened their Valentine boxes from school and read all their little cards and notes from their friends and counted all the candy they got.
They even got special Valentine's in the mail from their Uncle Tiny and Auntie Courtney! :)
Lilli tucked her tooth in her tooth tote and is now sound asleep waiting for the tooth fairy to come.
I hope you had a lovely Valentine's Day spent with the ones you love!