Tuesday, February 25, 2014

A 2014 Valentine's Day Recap...

Before Valentine's Day gets too far in the past, I want to post about the grandchildren's activities. Valentine's Day has always been a 'big deal' around our house, and it's nice to see that the tradition lives on.

Since grandson, Caden, is attending pre-K at Busy Little Beaver's, this year, he got to address and give out a lot of Valentine's.  Unfortunately, his Valentine's Day party had to be post-poned due to an ice storm in our area!  I borrowed (from his mom's Facebook page) this picture of Caden addressing his own cards.  He's getting so big!

Caden's mama helped plan and organize his class Valentine's Day party. She's very good at that sort of thing. The theme of the party was "Wild About You".  Once again, I'm sharing a borrowed picture.

For the past couple of years, our daughter and daughter-in-law have planned Valentine's Day activities for the grandchildren.  This year, they took the kids to the park.  This, too, ended up being post-poned because granddaughter, Madison, woke up with a fever on the original day of the outing.  When everyone finally did make it to the park, it turned out to be a beautiful day, and I'm told everyone had a great time--especially the boys at the pond!

On Valentine's Day evening, Madison's family always celebrates, at their house, with a special meal.  The dining room is always decorated for the occasion. Sometimes they graciously invite others to join them.  This year's meal was home-made lasagna and salad.

The grandchildren managed to do a bit of celebrating Valentine's Day at Mimi's house, too.  They came to our house, after supper, where they received gifts from "Mimi and E", and exchanged gifts with each other, as well.

"Mimi and E" received some chocolates, an "I love you" bean plant, and some adorable hand-made Valentines from the 'grands'.

Since they live out-of-town, we missed having our fourth grandchild, Evan, and his parents, with us to celebrate Valentine's Day, but, as always, they were in our thoughts.  We'd given Evan his Valentine's Day surprise a week earlier.