|Hearts everywhere . . .|
|They made messages just for her.|
|I can't believe they did all of this without her knowing!|
|She was super excited to come out and read the messages.|
|A line from one of her favorite Imagine Dragons song.|
|A line from the popular One Direction song.|
|Collecting the love.|
We didn't have any black construction paper so she cut up Cameron's Dracula cape from two Halloweens ago and stapled it to a sturdy box. Cam went to bed and Mary stayed up all night. Apparently she started to bob and weave from exhaustion around 3:00 a.m. and fell over onto the box she was working on and smashed her little figures. So she put on some Jim Gaffigan comedy sketches and said she was surprised I didn't come in and tell her to stop laughing. But anyway, when Cam got up she had a finished box ready for him. He loved it!
|How cute is this little guy?|
|Close up of the box. There's a dragon, a devil cupid, a bleeding heart, and lava.|
|Pile of hot tamales.|
|She even fashioned the fence from splitting Popsicle sticks in half with a knife.|
|The artist and her little valentine.|
Harrison's class had a simple arrangement for their card distribution. I don't know what it was but he didn't have to make anything at home. He chose to just use the box his Fun Dip cards came in. Crazy!
After the kids went to school Mary set out to make presents for her friends Nikki, Bella, Sara, Madi, Taya, and Emily.
|She drew cute pictures on hearts for each girl. This is the one for her cat-loving pal Nikki.|
|She made rice crispy treats in waffle cone bowls, drizzled with white chocolate.|
On the 14th since the kids didn't have school I got to make a nice breakfast.
|Breakfast sandwiches and hot chocolate.|
|You know I like to decorate the table.|
|Sara, Madi, and Taya sold these little cakes to raise money for a church history trip.|
|What did we have for dinner--LUV-sagna, of course!|
Tyce asked a sweet girl named Autumn to be his Valentine. He made her some paper roses. He spent the morning at Cafe Rio with his friends Josh, Joaquin, and Keara. Bryce had to work all day and then leave for his second job at 7:00 pm so he and I didn't do anything at all. I have no need to do anything romantic on Valentine's Day and I texted Bryce to remind him to please NOT buy me anything, for real. He responded: "Successfully avoided any feeling of responsibility toward you on this most holy of days. You will be pleased." That's just how we roll.
I love him and he loves me all the other days of the year, so for that, I am lucky to have a year-round Valentine. And I have the best kids in the world so what more could a girl ask for?