We started our Valentine activities a little early yesterday when we went to deliver hand-made cards to the residents at a local assisted living home. One of the moms in Harper's class had organized this project and kids from lots of the classes at their school made the cards. Several of the kids helped pass them out yesterday and I think they got just as much enjoyment out of it as the sweet elderly residents did.
The girls were super excited about celebrating Valentines Day at their school parties today. They worked very hard writing all of their cards and couldn't wait to pass them out to their friends and teachers.
For their parties they had lunch, dessert and then did a craft and played several games I had found on Pinterest. For one they had to stack conversation hearts in a tower and see who could get the tallest tower in one minute without them falling over. The other was using a straw to suction conversation hearts from one plate to another and see how could do the most in one minute. Both games were so simple, but the kids all loved them.
They came home and immediately went through their bags to see what kind of cards and goodies they got form their friends.
A huge THANK YOU to Jen for watching Hudson for me while I was running back and forth between the two parties. Speaking of Hudson, he has another double ear infection and I'm just praying that after being on antibiotics a few days he will start feeling better and sleeping better!