Friday, February 15, 2019

Friday Favorites: Valentine's Day Edition


I'm linking up today with Andrea at Momfessionals and Erika at A Little Bit of Everything
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Today's Friday Favorites is all about Valentine's Day!  If you followed along yesterday on Instagram or Facebook, you know I attempted to share my day in my stories by posting a picture roughly every hour.  I did a fairly decent job--other than the parts of the day that I had students!

Grab your coffee (or my favorite, Spark) and read on!

I am a morning person through and through!  While some may find those alarms painful, I really enjoy getting up and getting my day going.

I also really love to workout.  It's really my only "me" time of the day, and I just enjoy an intense workout.  Pre-kids, Gavin and I both did group fitness classes at the same time and loved it.  When we built our house, we invested in some decent workout equipment and really enjoy getting to just walk downstairs to workout.  Since we live a bit out of town, heading to the gym is quite a time investment with littles.  I am currently completing my third round of the Liift4 program on Beachbody On Demand and have really liked it.
All of our kids tend to spend some time in our bathroom/closet in the mornings.  Treyton's FAVORITE blue blankey is one I received at a baby shower 2 days before I had him, and it's with him whenever he's tired.
We got him random assortment of coloring and Target dollar spot finds.  He was simply excited he had a present waiting for him at breakfast.
One of my least favorite times of the day is the rush to get out of the door.  It doesn't matter what time I get up, I am always running around like a chicken with my head cut off.  Our goal is to be out the door by 7:00.  I'd say we're out the door by 7:10 most days....  These high chairs, however, are one of my ultimate favorite baby items!  They don't take up any room and are easy to clean.
This coffee truck parks in a parking lot every morning and it was our first "drive thru" coffee spot in town!  Game changer!  We made a pit stop for our favorite day care providers for a little Valentine morning energy boost!
I got to my classroom and got everything ready for the morning!  If you look closely, you can see my front counter is covered in Valentines and snacks.  Holiday parties really aren't my favorite thing about teaching.  #chaos  
My students come in at 8:20, and on Thursdays have specials for an hour right away in the morning.  One little guy brought me a rose and it was quite possibly the sweetest thing ever!
Planbook.com is one of my absolute favorite planning tools!  This is how I keep all of my lesson plans--all online!  I attempt to lay out the entire next week during this block each week.
We had a little Valentine's Day brunch and this is probably my favorite style of party.  They were so excited to pass their things out right away.
Our secretary delivered these right after lunch and I was beyond shocked!  The roses were gorgeous!
I received this picture from daycare at the end of the day and my heart melted into a puddle!  I cannot explain how blessed we are to have such great daycare providers that love on our kids as if they are their own.  And they do crazy fun things like photo booths, heart shaped pancakes, purple rice crispy treats, a party with their friends... I could go on and on!  We love them!!
I passed out Valentine's to my students as they packed their bags.  No one is too old for a crazy straw!  If you missed THIS post about my own kid's Valentines, you can snag a couple of downloads if you're interested for next year and see what my kids took to their friends!
We made it home from school and daycare pick up around 4:30.  I love, love, love getting to pick up my kids and hear about their day.  I do not always love the hour from 4:30 to 5:30--hungry kids, trying to get supper made, and everyone wants held.  
My mom stopped over with some Valentine's Day loot though and Taylor and Trynlee LOVED the tubes filled with M&Ms.  They had no idea there was candy but just loved to shake them.  Trnylee was WOUND!
This may have been Treyton's favorite Valentine's score.  He also got a Paw Patrol fan/candy tube and was pretty excited about that.
I made their shirts a couple of weeks back and love how they turned out!  I used my Cricut and ordered my favorite Burt's Bees t-shirts.
I love when my girls coordinate but don't match exactly.
I bet I took 50 pictures of Taylor and this may have been about the best one I got.  It is probably the best description of her as well!
We may have taken the easy way out and got a heart shaped pizza from Papa Murphy's and it may be a new family favorite Valentine's Day tradition.  

My brother-in-law, Jamison and his girlfriend, Payton, also got the cookie dough with the Papa Murphy's special and decided to make one big cookie.  Jamison, in one week, has fed our kids ice cream almost daily and the girls even got some candy tonight.  What are uncles for, right?!

Around 7:30, we had jammies on the girls, they'd had their milk, and the wheels started falling off quickly! ;-) Everyone was in bed by 8!

Gavin and I watched a little Million Dollar Listing and called it a night around 9:30!  We had a pretty uneventful Valentine's Day and it was perfect!

I hope that you had a great day as well and happy Friday!  I will be back on Monday with a weekend recap!  Have a great weekend!









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