We love an excuse for a party, so we decided to celebrate Valentine's Day and have some of Caroline's little buddies over.
Every day she would ask, "Is today my party?" and when the answer was no, she would smile and laugh and say, "Oh, not today!" in an embarrassed, silly voice.
Then the day finally came and here she is at 7 A.M. dressed and ready, with crown in place. Since the party wasn't until 11, she proceeded to decorate the doorway with her rocking chair, scarves, a purse, and other sparkly things.
Here are all of the little sweethearts that came...
Liam who has his "pose face" on here. We love Liam!
Here is sweet Ava who Caroline begs to have a playdate with everyday.
My dear friend from highschool, Jill, came with her daughters. Caroline idolizes Izabella and has wanted to make her a valentine card everyday.
We are so lucky to have the Gardner's here this semester from New Hampshire! Caroline and Olive have had such a wonderful time spending time with Eden and Avi. It's nice to be with friends who were just with the many other people that we love up in the Shire.
Caroline's cookie decorating has made leaps and bounds. The frosting actually makes it to the cookie now! Previous cookie parties entailed a massive heap of frosting on the knife, bypassing the cookie and going straight down the hatch.
After some healthy heart shaped snacks to even out the sugar rush, the kids made butterfly Valentine's. We made similar ones for Caroline's preschool class that said, "You make my heart flutter."
We also read the most darling storybook that captivated all of the energetic little sweethearts.
And isn't it so true that these little ones are small but they teach me more about how to love bigger and better everyday!
True, unadulterated L.O.V.E.