Tuesday, February 14, 2012

We have a winner! Valentine's day and a craft :-)

Hope you are all enjoying Valentine's day with your loved ones :-) A day to be celebrated every day of the year!

My girls and Jerry gave me beautiful cards this morning with some candy, but they also picked out some vintage pieces for me they found. For me the older the better :-) They know me quite well!

Miniature oil lamp

And beautiful mini roses :-)

We don't get the girls any sweets but we did get them each a Webkinz so they can enjoy another year of games.

After breakfast I had the girls draw the winner for our Disney items giveaway...... this is one of their favorite parts when I have these giveaways. :-)

Overlook the empty mantel as it is going through transition for new decor! ;-)

And the winner is.....

Kris from Simplify!! :-) Thanks for entering and I will get your information to get it sent out to you soon!

It was a long, busy day and I volunteered to help at Kathleen's school with the Valentine's party.
I made Bingo cards and a heart game to take. They also got to guess how many candy kisses in a jar, they each won a prize for guessing :-)

The heart game was really simple, but the kids had so much fun playing it. We were also very pressed for time so I couldn't plan anything too elaborate.
You have a child sit in a chair facing away from the other children. You then place the heart under the chair and select a child to take it and hide it by their seat on the floor. Then all the kids say "Can you guess who was so kind, to bring you a pretty Valentine?"
Then the person sitting in the chair guesses who took it and then you repeat the game until everyone has had a turn. The same concept as "doggy doggy where is your bone?"
This is fun to play as a family also :-)

Of course there were lots of goodies to eat!;-)

My girls enjoy these days because we don't keep this kind of food on hand at our house unless they have a party or company comes :-) Kathleen loaded her plate, then ended up throwing most of it away!

When we got home she was very excited about all Valentine's in her box.

She then told me she was making a special Valentine lunch and that she did!

Even more excitement when she found the rainbow over our stove....love these moments...seen through the eyes of a child...

And of course being Valentine's day we had to do a special craft!

Sparkly hearts, glue in a cup with a q-tip for spreading, creative design, then onto acrylic paints for a masterpiece!

Can't wait till Hayley has a chance to finish hers, then both will get very special places on our walls. :-)

Have a great night!



Olives and Pickles said...

How fun!
I missed the giveaway but I'll sign for the next one.

Heather said...

What a fun day! Happy Valentine's Day!

Patti said...

Sounds like a lovely Valentine's Day at your house! What great gifts they got you. I especially love that beautiful teacup.

My husband came home from work with flowers for me. Now that is quite shocking because we tend to overlook Valentine's Day. Daughter's birthday was yesterday, and our anniversary is tomorrow, so we don't generally do Valentine's...much to my disappointment. So, I was pleasantly surprised with a pretty bouquet of flowers. Tomorrow it's out to dinner for our anniversary.

Blessings to you,

Wendi said...

Looks like a fun day!

Kris said...

Oh my goodness...I won?!!! My grandkids are going to be SO excited!!!!
I was just catching up with your blog...and that last wrap up of your trip was just too cute! Loved the zonked out pics of your little one, and getting to visit your friends on the the way home!! And I love how you craft with your kiddos!!!! So neat!!! Loved seeing your old home too.
Thank you SO much for the prize! We will certainly have so much fun with those goodies!!!!!
PS Did you give me your email? I will send you my address.

SonyaAnn said...

Congrats to the winner and have a wonderful Valentine's day or evening.

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

Congrats to Kris on winning the giveaway!!!

OH, I love vintage stuff, too...and your family is so thoughtful to pick those gifts out for you :) :)

I don't like sweets, either for any occasion...I'd love yarn :) :) So when I heard that your girls got WEbkinz, well...that's just really cool :) :) :)

Happy Valentine's Day. Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)

Sweet Tea said...

Congrat'w to Kris! it's her lucky day!
I enjoyed seeing your Valentine treats!

Tara said...

Hi Jill, Looks like you had a special day with your beautiful family... I love the oil lamp, so pretty!

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

Looks like you all had a wonderful Valentines Day! Love all the crafts and fun food.

Julie said...

My favorite is BeMine, I love that. You family takes such good care of each other. Thanks for sharing. Love the crafts too. We play bingo here for different season. The kids love it.
Take care and have a blessed evening!!

Nicolle said...

Love the rainbow over the stove.

You are so inspiring to me. You do so many wonderful things with your girls!