Wednesday, February 15, 2012

we had a happy heart day

Hope very much that you had a lovely day yesterday!
we started out the morning with little gifts and notes in our mailboxes
(just notice this cheeseball expression of will's and compare it to madeline's further down. related, ya think??)
special pocket watercolor set and notebook for our nature walks this spring...
we had a super fun party with a few of Will's "big kid" friends.  as i was thinking about the party, at first i thought that since he is a big 6 year old now and in kindergarten and all that maybe i should ditch the cutesy and go more "cool"... but then i came to my senses and realized that Will LOVES a good party. he's totally into the details and still appreciates "cute" things. in fact he is the one i can almost always count on to compliment me on my "cute" crafty endeavors. bless his heart, he'll make his wife so happy one day. ;)
he loved cutting out paper hearts and taping them all over the house. he thought the heart sandwiches were awesome and he was totally jazzed about donning valentine's day appropriate attire...he only wished he had red pants to match his red shirt. 
so, even though he LOVED having his "big kid" friends here, i am trying to absolutely soak up the fact that he's still just a little boy who loves hugs and kisses, "little talks", and stickers and cute valentine's decorations and stuffed bears that "sing" annoying songs and heart sandwiches and planning parties with his mommy while sitting on her lap. 

ok, now onto the's my madeline. the little spacey, bunny-loving, adorable princess girl that she is. this is her smile of choice recently. she looks like a complete cheeseball but she's actually for real. she could pose like this all day. in fact, whenever you catch her glance and give her a smile she'll stop what she's doing and give you one of these- head cocked and all. it's really quite endearing. which is good, because she's also an ornery little one who has been banned from ALL scissor use until further notice.
here's my lovely mom who came to the party to act as crowd control...and to make Sophie's day. When she is with Nana she is a happy girl. She's also happy when she's telling other people what to do or being     "big". i made the mistake during the party to mention to one of the moms that i had intended for the "little kids" to sit at the table in the school room and the "big" kids could sit on the floor in the living room. Sophie, who was in the living room, overheard me from across the house and yelled, " I AM BIG! mommy! mommy!! I am BIG!"  thata way to stand up for yourself girlie!  I later overheard her asking Madeline if she needed help putting her pez candy into the dispenser. Madeline of course consented and a few minutes later, while Sophie was taking over the whole job Sophie commented, " i love helping little kids".  and i love this extra special, one-of-a-kind little girl.

And THIS one... goodness, he's giving his mommy a run for her money. We laughed all day at our cranky little valentine as he wore his new shirt from Grandma... written on the front is "What's not to love??"  Seriously. a kicking, whining, candy-stealing, screaming ball of fun....what's NOT to love about that?! ;)
honestly nothing. his little chubby cuteness is irresistible in whatever form it happens to take.
Well, that's all for this year...although i think we'll keep celebrating for the rest of the's just too happy of a holiday to be done with. So, keep that sugar coming!


Auntie Jennifer :-) said...

this is just the CUTEST blog post Meagan! I love all your descriptions of the kids, and enjoy seeing their sweet faces... even Ben's.
What a very fun Valentine's day. You're so creative!
:-) Miss you!

Ashley said...

Oh Megs...this post just made me smile! You always make such fun memories for your kiddos! You are such a great Mommy, they are so blessed!! Miss you girl!

Audra and Roger said...

Your kiddos are so cute! And lucky to have such a fun, creative mom. I am always bragging about you to my friends here in FL - I tell them about my friend who has 4 kids and still has enough time and energy to make heart-shaped sandwiches for her kids on Valentine's Day...and I wonder if that comes with being a mom because I don't feel like I have that in me now. I also bragged about you on my blog today...check it out. So glad I have a friend like you:)

Alicia said...

what a sweet day! you mama is beautiful :)

Jessie said...

What a fun day. Isn't it nice when things work out well? And what's not to love about a cheesy Valentines day party? I actually threw one for our high school youth group (complete with little debbie snacks and milk carton card holders) and they loved it!

Gaspord Adventures said...

Sounds like a very happy heart's day! I so enjoyed "seeing" how if all came out. :)