Valentines Day 2017

Hope you all had the most wonderful Valentines Day with those you love most!  As a working mom, I always hate when Valentine’s Day falls on a weekday, which obviously happens more often than a weekend.  It’s one of the only holidays that I don’t get off and it’s always a little sad to not be able to make the girls heart-shaped pancakes for breakfast and spend the whole day with them.  But we make the best of it, I took off the day before for Waverly’s class party and then we had lunch just the two of us, it was so nice to have some time with just her.  On Valentine’s Day, I took the girls for an ice cream date as soon as I got out of school and traded in the festive pancakes for heart-shaped pizzas for dinner.  Waverly & Avalon loved all the fun stuff that they got, Avalon loved the sweets the most of course, and the last thing Waverly did before she fell asleep was give me a huge kiss and said “you are my Valentine, thanks for the bestest day ever”.

Over the weekend, we had all of Waverly’s girlfriends from class over for her second annual girls playdate, and it was the sweetest thing!!!  A few of the girls were also in her class last year so we have really gotten to know them and it’s been so much fun to see them all grow together.  Waverly was sooooo excited, she talked about it all week long and it was the first thing she jumped into bed to talk to me about that morning.  My favorite part of the day was when Avalon woke up from her nap during the party and Waverly took her friends up to her room and said, “girls, this is my sister”, while pointing to Avalon who was sitting there smiling so proud. 🙂  It definitely tops the list of my favorite sister moments, ever!!!

You may have seen on IG, but we started a new tradition this Valentines Day, six roses for each of our girls, each year!  A friend shared the idea with me and I just loved it so much, it was something her dad did for her & her sister (along with 12 roses for her mom!), so I knew our girls would love it, too.  It already gets me emotional thinking about how much they will grow and change each year!

Happy halfway through the week, friends, almost made it! XO


  1. February 16, 2017 / 4:13 pm

    Your Valentine's Day wins!! Heart shaped pancakes (totally stealing that idea for next year), heart shaped pizza, a party too boot?! The 6 roses is such a sweet idea for the girls!!

  2. February 16, 2017 / 6:48 pm

    Those last pictures of the girls with their roses are heartmelting!! And what a special tradition!

  3. February 17, 2017 / 6:26 pm

    Look at you Supermom! Love that sweet little party! And of course the soft pink of your girls' outfits!

  4. February 20, 2017 / 5:14 pm

    Oh my heavens – do you have any wall space in your home because I would frame and hang basically every pic of these sweet gals!!

  5. February 23, 2017 / 3:00 pm

    Sounds like you guys totally made the best of Valentine's Day! That party – oh how I love it. And you always capture the sweetest pictures of your girls!

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