Yes, I made up a word... Valentines Day and my birthday fell on a weekend together and I officially dubbed it "Birthentines" weekend :) It technically started on Friday with a day off of school/work.
The littles had their Valentines party at Miss Lisa's house and they were dressed and more than ready :)
Baptist hand-raising goin' on up in here :) hahaha
Jack Bauer even got some V-Day love before they headed out the door :)
Luke and I watched some Lego Chima (hahaha - his pick, not mine) and then we made an exciting trip to Sam's. Luke added up the groceries as we checked out...
... wanted to send a picture to Dave of our giant cart...
... and talked me into buying some specialty pimento cheese (and then lovingly held it all the way home). hahaha
After lunch we picked up Luke's BFF and came back home where they played in the sandbox and I met their snack demands with homemade chocolate chip cookies and popcorn.
When the Littles got home, Jack Bauer gave Griffin lots of kisses...
... and Griffin gave Jack Bauer lots of stickers :)
The rest of Friday night involved bath time and lots of snuggles. Saturday morning these two were in our bed (along with cheerios) bright and early!
I knew the way straight to my Valentine's heart and prepped some soup for lunch (recipe coming soon - so easy!)...
... and then Griffin and I headed out to meet Mallory and Lucy for brunch and shopping on the square. It was GORGEOUS out and we had the best time.
G on my lap, Lucy napping and lots of sunshine. Perfect view!
GG LOVES her some Lucy!!!
We shopped around an Griffin picked out a new pink piggy for Valentine's Day. ;)
Love girl time!!!
I snapped a couple pics of G before we headed back to the car :)
Holding hands with my sweet girl...
When we got home more kisses for GG! :) hahaha
Everyone took naps...
... and then the boys got to open their little Valentines surprises from Dave and I.
They each got a PEZ dispenser as part of their gift and I was DYING because Mason kept calling it neck candy (since it popped out of Batman's neck.)
Gibi and Haha came by with a surpsise for the boys...
and of course we had to take them out for a spin before dinner!
Love my little motley crew :)
Apparently the long walk wore this little man out...
They hugged so hard they fell over. Those are the best kind of hugs!
After church we headed to brunch at the Country Club. This girl was READY for brunch!!!
Told y'all... she loves brunch!!!
Every time we go to the club we have to stop and look at this digital photo frame... it's been scrolling through the same small set of photos for YEARS and there's a picture of baby Mason! hahaha
YAY for a pic where we're all (kind of) looking!!! Happy Birthday to me!!!
I spent the rest of the afternoon getting things ready for my What Griffin Wore sale and scored this super cute Pottery Barn kitchen set on Craigslist....
I need to fix it up a bit, but so far the kiddos are LOVING it!
Sunday night I wore my new earrings (that my sweet sweet Anna Grace gave me earlier in the afternoon) to our Sunday School's girls social.
We at at Spoons on the square...
... and a "grown up grilled cheese", tomato soup and girl talk was the perfect addition to "Birthentines weekend".
I got home, we watched part of a movie with the boys and then I put on these ADORABLE pjs that Erika got me (ummmmmm....... how awesome are friends who get you flannels for your bday?!?!?!), washed my face and am about to head to bed. Perfection.
I'm off work again today (hallelujah!) and we lots of family time planned. It's supposed to be rainy and cold (maybe "wintry mix") and I saw this on Facebook and cracked up...
Stay warm and Happy Monday!!! Oh, and don't forget that tomorrow is Show and Tell Tuesday and we're going to be sharing our "how we met/got engaged/etc" stories!