Monday, February 13, 2012

Just some Valentine FUN!

Saturday was a FUN-filled, LOVE-filled, SWEET-filled day for our family! 
We started out our busy day by heading to our local mall for a Valentine party.  About twice a month, our mall hosts some really great family-friendly activities. If you're a part of the "kidget" program, which our family is, then we can attend all these great events for FREE! 
We totally love anything FREE! 
We met our good friends, the Robinson's, at the mall for a morning of nothin' but pure Valentine sweetness.
And speaking of sweetness, check out these yummy cupcakes the kids decorated.
With lots of sprinkles and treats to choose from, theses cupcakes not only looked pretty, BUT tasted quite yummy too!
The babies enjoyed decorating their treats, but of course, they were definitely more excited about tasting them.
Getting their face painted was another fun activity.
Sophie wanted a "beautiful pink flower" on her cheek---just like Leah's,
and Hudson asked for a "race car that goes BERRY fast" for his.
This picture made me smile.
I LOVE how everyone is looking on and admiring Hud's blue "berry fast" race car;)
Riley had a hard time deciding on what he wanted. 
He wanted something that was bright and colorful. 
After thinking and thinking, he eventually chose a rainbow...can't get anymore colorful that than huh?!?
I guess, boys who are over the age of seven, are "too cool" to have their face painted anymore, so Micah and Corban opted to just have their hand painted instead. 
After the kids were all painted up, they jumped on the "Love Sac" for a quick photo.
And yes, Shane convinced me to hop on the "Love Sac" with him as well. 
The kids spent the rest of the morning making special "get-well" Valentines for kids in the hospital AND decorating sweet Valentine frames. They ALL were having so much fun that groans of disappointment could be heard when we finally told them it was time to head home;)
Saturday evening, we held our own little family Valentine party!
After everyone was bathed and dressed in their pj's, they headed downstairs for the "party"!
We enjoyed pizza, games, and some yummy fondue fun for dessert!
After dinner, Shane and the kids went into the living room for a few silly Valentine themed games. While they played, I cleaned up our dinner and got ready for the fondue.
How about a round of see-who-can-toss-the-conversation-heart-into-the-bowl, OR...
a rousing game of Valentine leap frog--ha!
With the chocolate melted, and the ingredients required for dipping ready, the kids headed back into the kitchen for dessert.
Yup, I know EVERYONE would agree wholeheartedly that this was the BEST part of our night!!
I mean, seriously...
is there anything better than chocolate covered...
well, chocolate covered ANYTHING!?!?!?!?
I am ESPECIALLY fond of sweet, little,
 chocolate cover fingers;)


Love Being A Nonny said...

Jenny, Will you tell me where you got her pajamas? Did you make them? If so, I would love the info! Thanks!

Jessica @ This Blessed Life said...

I just have to tell you how much I love reading your blog. Your kids are just so, so adorable and your love for your family is evident in all of your posts! When your two little ones smile their big toothy smiles I want to laugh so hard! They are so sweet. :)

Stephanie said...

So cute! I love the game of Leap Frog. It looks like a SWEET day:)

Bethany said...

Boy, you have been busy with all sorts of Valentine fun! It's the simplest and sweetest holiday! Love you all!

Melanie said...

What a sweet, sweet way to spend the day! Love all the cute pics of the kids & Sophie's little PJs with the heart on her bum, well those are TOO cute!! I love the way your family always celebrates to the hilt! Happy Valentine's Day you your super sweet family!!

The Hatley Home said...

Oh wow!! You guys are always having so much fun!! I especially love how you little ones are always so stylish and coordinated!! And, just had to mention how absolutely beautiful little Sophie's picture was from the last post! Loved the dress... and the eyelashes... oh my! So pretty!

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

Sweet day! I love the cupcakes, and looking at all the cute little outfits you choose! Makes me want to dress my boys. Except Asher only wears John Deere...!

Brian & Ashley said...

Happy Birthday! Also, love Sophie's dress from her ball! So...cute! Glad she has such a great daddy!

Celia Jimenez said...

YUMMMYYYYYY!!!! I love how every holiday somehow involves something super yummy to eat!!! :-) Love the sweet pics of Sophie and Leah!!! And their cute face paintings! How fun!!