Tuesday, February 16, 2010

That one made-up holiday..

We all know how someone in this house feels about Valentine’s Day, but that doesn’t stop us from making it special for the girls..

Merrill had to work Sunday, so it was just me and the girls.

(Picture-taking was quite interesting…)

We started the morning off with breakfast:

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And got ready for church.

I stayed up until after 2 am finishing the skirts.  Valentine’s Day on a weekend makes for one busy week.  Getting all the Valentine’s for classes, neighbors, friends and family ready, three birthdays (one of those Peyton’s which includes a cake, etc.), and two class parties..  yeah, that’s why I stayed up.

I knew Lynn would prefer to wear her “poofy dress” over my skirt, but I finished it anyway..  I wanted them all to have something special.

Big surprise, she saw it, said it was cute, but that she would rather wear her “yellow fancy dress”.

We went on to have a discussion on what it means to sacrifice..  you know, to give up something good for something better.  Like how I sacrificed my sleep so she would have a nice Valentine’s gift, and perhaps she could sacrifice wearing her preferred dress so my sleep-deprived feelings wouldn’t be hurt… ;)

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I can only take credit for the idea of the shirt.  I wanted the girls to have a cute one with their nickname to go with the new bottoms..  all other credit goes to one of my BEST friends who happens to have a different craft cutter than I do that can cut heat transfer vinyl..  and the ability to design what she cuts on her computer. 

(Makes me wish I could hook mine up to my computer..  not that I can’t, would 20 or so feet of cable strung across my loft cause problems?)

I LOVE how they turned out!

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The American Girl dolls got their own too…

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Me and my sweeties…vday 037

And what’s Valentine’s day without one of my and my man?

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Rachael said...

Danke für die süße Überraschung.

You have some crazy dedication to making your kids cute things, that I totally lack. Maybe by the time I'm thirty I'll have that. Who knows? Your girls looked pretty cute yesterday. Lynn was so cute when it was her turn to be complimented in primary as part of singing time. I really wish I had a camera with me, all the kids in a silly hat.

You did remind me though I do want to make Kimmy a ton more skirts.

Ally's Corner said...

Do you take order???
Wow very cute!

Sunshine and Lazy days said...

You are wonder woman! I am so amazed at all the things you do! Seriously, can I take some of your talent?? Just wish me some right now! I would love how to sew like that! Happy Valentines! Your girls are so cute! Luke always asks who Ashley is! (he read this blog too, yep, sitting right next to me and every few seconds, whose that girl mom, is she my friend?) :)

Bonnie said...

That is great to make it special for the kids!

Julie said...

The pajamas are so cute.

Crystal said...

What a great mom?!? I love the jammies and skirts. I am so glad that I am not the only one who is married to a man that thinks that V day is a made up holiday. My husband isn't too fond of it. I still love it and showed him this year that you can still have a fun day full of surprises that doesn't cost much. Seriously everything I did, didn't cost more than 14$. Yeah me :-)

Six-Pack Momma said...

LOVE how the jammies and AG clothes turned out!

anniebobannie said...

you really are the cutest mom ever!!! I wish i had even a fourth of your talents energy and organization!!!

BookwormMom said...

Will you be my (2nd) Mommy? :)

Or at least be my "go to girl" for matching AG clothes when MY girl is old enough to have a AG doll of her own?

Amber said...

I love all the fun things you do! The first Valentine's Day that Branden and I were together we didn't have any money so we made cards for each other. Now it's a tradition to create and exchange our own Valentines. Branden's not really "for" or "against" the day but I do think he has fun with the card making. I plan on continuing this tradition and making cards for our children when we have them. (Keep in mind, these aren't YOUR cards. We don't have scrapbooking abilities so they look vaguely like the cards young children create in elementary school.)

kdance10 said...

Cute cute & cute:) I love the jammies could you make me a pair lol. You are seriously the most talented person i know.

kdance10 said...

Cute cute & cute:) I love the jammies could you make me a pair lol. You are seriously the most talented person i know.