Thursday, February 14, 2008

Cupcakes, cookies, and pink icing.

Valentines's Day Class Parties
Jill and Emmi at Jill's class party.
Emmi decorating a cookie at her class party.

I have to admit, I am a sucker for Valentine's Day. I think it is because Valentine's Day is the one holiday that is simply about expressing how much you care about your loved ones. I am not into the whole dozen roses and big, fancy presents. That is what your birthday and Christmas is for. Okay, so maybe there is the whole Jesus's birthday thing that Christmas is actually for but, let's face it, it is about giving presents, too. But Valentine's Day to me is about finding fun ways to show my family how much I care about them.



It is about helping the girls fill out Valentine's Day cards for their friends, and staying up late the night before decorating twenty four cupcakes for a first grade party. Then, waking up an extra twenty minutes early to make Jill heart shaped waffles with whipped cream and strawberries and to make Emmi heart shaped sandwiches for her lunch. And of course, spending the day attending both kids Valentine's Day parties at school, leaving covered in pink icing from the cupcakes and cookies with two kids bouncing off the walls from sugar overdose. Yet, still coming home and decorating more pink cupcakes, because they were too tired to help the night before. And also, it is about one night of the year, Kenny and I waiting until the kids are in bed to have dinner, so that we can have an actual conversation. Not just one that revolves around making Emmi sit in her seat, and reprimanding Jill for playing with her food. Aside from all of that it is about making sure I tell my kids, Kenny, and my family just how much they mean to me.

5 comments:

Allie Bear said...

I haven't even read your post yet but you can come with Shar and me to get our boobs done. I was already thinking of using a doctor in Houston...lol.

Allie Bear said...

Okay, now I have read it and aren't you sweet. Valentine's would have been a little like that for me (without the waffles, I'm not that good) but instead the biggest gift to my family this year was getting me on drugs...lol.

Hetha said...

You got me at the heart shaped waffles and sandwich...

Tiffany said...

Super Mom. Mason dreams of said cupcakes. You know I just bought my first muffin pan. Is that even what it's called?

Allie Bear said...

Okay, so I just want you to know that you should definately figure out what is wrong with the computer so you can view J's blog. Today she posted her 10 hottest guys that she'd bone...lol. She going to edit it though b/c she forgot Anderson Cooper (want to touch the heiney).