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I would say that it was Haley’s first time hosting a party, she did really really well. I mean, I did most of the decorating, inviting and prep work but she helped with all the decisions. It was the first time she had a group of her gf’s over for a party. I think it’s important for her to learn the in’s and out’s of entertaining so why not start now and have some fun with it!

We hosted a valentine cookie party for the 6 girls in her preschool class, decorating cookies & cupcakes then sharing some pink lemonade and red candy! Each girl brought their favorite sprinkles to share. I made 7 different colors of icing and put them into icing bags with tips on them, it was a first for most of the girls and they LOVED it. We had 2-3″ high piles of icing on these cookies with sprinkles in the middle and on top of the pile. They looked more like mini plates of spaghetti! You felt a sugar high just watching these girls to go town! Haley had so much fun and a few of the girls talked to me when I was in their classroom about doing it again for Easter! I’m so thankful that Haley has this group of gf’s for this time in her life! Thanks Addison, Grace B, Ellie & Audry for coming over!

We had a craft station to create cupcake toppers with stickers & markers. It was fun to see who really loved it and who walked right by. Their creations were all really great. Grace B kept making toppers for our dog Sam ~ so cute!

After everyone arrived we moved to the big table and let the sugar flow! A lot of decorating and a little bit of eating along the way:


It was a great morning, the girls spending time together outside of class and I got to know some of the other parents better. Matt even had a friend, Easton to play with. I think we’ll have to plan one more party before the end of the school year. Happy Valentine’s Day!

This morning I was fortunate enough to be able to join H in her preschool room for the Valentine’s party! It was so much fun! All the girls were dressed up and most of the boys too, they had special Valentine’s crafts & sports. We talked about Jesus’ love for us and handed out valentines to her friends. Even a special treat for the day! (I also cut her BP&J into a heart for lunch but when she got home she said she couldn’t tell what shape it was??) It was the first time this year that I’ve been able to be in the class and it was great! She attends Family of Christ Preschool and I feel like she has been blessed there beyond measure! It’s the perfect place for her and she will be more than prepared for K next fall.
We started the morning with a heart craft project, painting the kids hands white and making prints on the hearts then it was time for Valentine’s bingo with Mrs. Gunther!

Next was some play time while we set up for the special treat. Everyone got a graham cracker, pink icing and sprinkles. They were provided by one of H’s friends McKenzie…Yummy!

Then our half of the class switched and headed to the open area for sports. Doing some stretching and then playing with red & white balloons.



We headed back in the class for the free play and during that time the other mom (Molly) and I took each child out to distribute their valentines for their classmates.

Then it was Jesus time and we practiced 3 ways to count to 100. I have to admit that counting by 1′s to 100 with 19 four year old’s is…well, that’s a lot of numbers! Then it was time for us to go and they finished up their day with lunch and playtime outside.

5 of the 7 girlfriends in Haley’s class: Audrey, Grace B, H, McKenzie and Grace S.

H gets home at 2:15 each day with a ride from her friend Ellie and she was ready to break out the treat bag! Her choice for today and a dip-n-stick thingy – pure sugar! She let me know that she drew our family on her treat bag, Matt, herself, then the 3rd person is me: “sorta brown hair, sorta blond hair.” I guess it’s time for some highlights!

Love that girl, love her school and love to see her learn!