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:
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… ;)
Our special dinner didn’t turn out quite the way I wanted so there aren’t any special pictures of that… but there are of the shirts and pajama bottoms I made.
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!
The American Girl dolls got their own too…
And what’s Valentine’s day without one of my and my man?