Monday, February 14, 2011

This is what my house looked like at 10:30pm last night....

I'm pretty sure i have a disorder that prevents me from getting work done until i really feel the pressure. I have always been this way and am not sure how to change. It's like i don't have any good ideas or any motivation or enthusiasm for a job until i feel pressure. Case in point, last night. All day i knew  handy andy (my super organized, plan-ahead, list-making, make-it-happen husband) was out of town and so it was up to me to get everything ready for the valentine's party i planned to host at 10am the next morning. I needed to clean the kitchen (as you can clearly tell), decorate, make cupcakes, get craft supplies together, set up the table, make little favors... but it wasn't until about 10:00pm that i realized i had better get with it. i will say in my defense, that between 8 and 10 i was fairly consumed with my girls; returning them back to their beds multiple times, wiping them and will in turns, praying for the multitude of owies that afflict my girls every.single.night, and just giving the girls comfort in general as they are currently going through paci withdrawal plus getting ben fed and to bed. Fortunately, i'm a night person. : )

here's how it looked last night:

I will admit i was a little tired this morning but it was well worth it since we really had a great time.

the girls loved decorating cupcakes and were very particular in the way they frosted, sprinkled and ate them. the boys, on the other hand, really didn't have time for this, they were too busy running, chasing, "fighting bad guys", "finding treasure", and "accumulating weapons"-all very lovely valentine's day activities.
my madeline
little caroline

sweet Hope- sister to 4 brothers!

 my sophie

 gideon, one of my adorable nephews

will was finally persuaded to frost a quick cupcake between battles

after cupcakes, we decorated bags to put valentines in, played outside (yay for warm weather!), and exchanged valentines between the kiddos. such fun.

simple little hair clips for all the girlies to take home


Cailan said...

Sister, it was a beautiful party and you are continually amazing. Josh thinks you've reached "hero" status - he's right. :)

Virginia Lee said...


We all had the best time! God bless those night time crafty, baking, cleaning, decorating urges you have.

Love You!
Virginia Lee

Jennifer and Jaimee said...

Ahhh, what a very sweet Valentine party! The hair clips are really cute too :) Looks like everyone had a great time, and your decorations are perfect!

Anonymous said...

Such a sweet party! I love the hair clips. :) And how funny that the boys were "fighting bad guys" while the girls were frosting cupcakes. Give them a few years...:)

Cereal In My Stiletto said...

thanks for stopping by my blog! My sister in law said I'd love your blog, and I do! I can so relate to the putting things off and the night owl nature...though I'm not sure how to knock either of them.. hmm! I look forward to your posts. :)

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