Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Valentine 2016

Valentine pictures definitely feel out of place in March, but I guess they won't get more timely until next February, and I don't want to wait that long.

The kids all dressed in red for the Valentine parties at school.

The big girls requested these fun hearts.

Annika had some hearts too, although hers didn't stay particularly well.

Three minutes into the hairdo, and it's already lopsided.

We helped out in fifth grade with Mr. Wiles's class as they filled and decorated hygiene kits for a local homeless shelter.  It was so fun having a conversation with this gal because I clearly remember her first day at Crestridge a year ago when she didn't speak a word of English.

Hard at work peeling stickers.

Annika helped too.  Those pink cheeks aren't just in honor of heart day--little did I realize our poor gal had a fever.

Brooklyn with a couple classmates.

And Talia at the class party in her third grade portable.

Here's Annika the next day, hanging out with Mailey at Alley Poyner.  I love their matching red and matching curly blonde hair!

Valentine's Day fell on a Sunday this year, so we celebrated with NomiAnn and Papa Kay at their house.  Look at the gorgeous cake Papa Kay got for his sweetheart!

We commandeered the cake to use for our annual Cupid's Crazy Cafe.  We served lasagna, soup, salad, rolls, punch, and cake, but in no particular order since the menus (made by Brooklyn) only listed Huggin', Squeezin', Lovin', Smoochin, Kissin' and Snugglin'.

Papa Kay wore his lips tie for the special occasion.

All in all, Cupid's Cafe is a great tradition to share the love with those we care about.  Better yet, I think next year the kids will be old enough to serve up all the mismatched courses while Jason and I sit and dine.

Oh, just so you know that Jason and I didn't neglect our own Peanut Butter and Jelly romance, on Saturday night we went to a piano concert at the Joslyn to hear our neighbor perform and out to eat at Lo Sole Mio.  Thanks so much for the gift card, Grandma Susie and Grandpa Charles!  It was such a special evening.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Cupid's Cafe was a fun event Kara and Jason. I realize it required lots of pre-planning and coordination, but the results were fun and tasty. Your children have many terrific holiday memories to sustain them as the years roll on. Keep Smiling!