Thursday, February 13, 2014

13 Years, A Valentine's Party, Sweetheart Swap, and More!

First things first, Brian is home!! He made it back from his busy relay (only 7 hours later than we expected besides being 4 days late) and I'm happy to report that all is good on the home front.

I mean, for the most part. The kids still like to test me daily but that's a whole 'nother post!

Today is also our 13th dating anniversary. This is us back in 9th grade going to our 9th grade formal. We were just babies! We're going out tonight on a nice little date to celebrate 13 years together and V-Day and hopefully beat the crowds. I love you, Brian!! :)

Today Brady also had his Valentine's Day party at preschool. Nice smiling faces, optional.

Brady couldn't choose so we had Applesauce Valentines

and Cars ones too with suckers. Because of course.

This is what Layla thinks of all this Valentine's business

I was in charge of snack for the 16 cutest preschoolers you've ever seen so I made some Valentine's fruit pizzas.

Here's Brady seeing us after his recess time. He didn't know Brian was coming so he was really surprised!

Snack time!

Thumbs up and deer in headlights eyes. Why must you embarrass me, Mom in front of all of my friends?!

With Daddy at the party today I've never seen this little boy happier. He just kept meeting our eyes and looking back and forth at us with the biggest smile.

Playing some fun Valentine's games


Fishing for Valentine's

I told Brady to smile nicely for a picture with Daddy and this is what I got

Much better! :)  When we walked out to the car he said, "Daddy, thank you so much for coming to my preschool party. I love you soo much!" Melt. My. Heart.

In other news, I participated in a fun blogging swap that Kristin and Meg put together. I was paired up with Maria from Little Miss Cornucopia.  We both sent our packages to each other 2 weeks ago, but sadly it must take longer than 2 weeks to send things back and forth from Nebraska to Canada since neither one of us has gotten our packages yet!  So I will post next week what goodies I receive. I love doing these swaps because it's fun to get to know another blogger and shop for and receive fun goodies!

We also met with a realtor this week and are getting ready to put our house on the market. YIKES!!  We still have a lot to do before we do that but it's crazy to think we actually are moving! I am soo sooo sooooo not looking forward to having to show the house, especially with 2 youngins who love to make messes. If you have any tips on selling your house with children and a dog, I'd love to hear them!

Hope everyone has a Happy Valentine's Day!! :)


Jen said...

This is so sweet! :) Happy 13 years.

Meg Doherty said...

Happy 13 years!! Thanks so much for participating, Rachel!! Please let me know when you receive your package so that I can check back to see it!!

The Chick Nest said...

I forgot to tell you happy dating anniversary today! Enjoy your date night out! Also, great pics from the preschool party today! It was a fun time and I wish I would have inhaled the rest of B's cookie he didn't eat as they looked so delicious!!!!

Janelle Vannice said...

Congratulations on 13 years - wow!! :)

Also, how fun that Brian was able to make it to Brady's party - they both look so happy. :)

Kristin said...

I had a Canadian partner for a swap last fall and it did take a bit longer. Hope it comes soon!

Jenny @ Creatively Blooming said...

How cute are you guys? Happy 13th! And isn't it fun trying to get preschoolers to smile? ;-)

Shannon said...

Wow - so much going on! So glad Brian is home! And you went all out on V-Day! Pouch valentines are no joke!!!!

Becky Dougherty said...

Oh my goodness I love the applesauce valentines! "You're my main squeeze!" Too cute! And those little fruit pizzas are adorable! There's nothing that gets me to eat fruit better than to put it on a sugar cookie with a yummy fruit dip frosting! lol :)

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