Tuesday, February 14, 2012

making a decision...

The invitation had been received and accepted.  Our friends were having a Valentine's Day party and we were going!  Excitement filled the air.  The Valentine's Day cards had been made.   Everything planned.

And then our sweet little one woke up from her nap not feeling well and soon she was getting sick.  Questions and disappointment filled the air.

"Could Daddy watch her while we still went?"

"Can we ride our bikes and just tell Miss Audrey that Alaina is sick and that you had to stay home with her?"

"I wish the boys could just drive the lawnmower and then pull the girls in the sled behind it so we could still go."
...Our sick little one still smiling...

Before bed we talked about the fact that yes, it is awfully sad that we were not going to be able to spend the afternoon with our friends sharing our special cards and playing games, but we needed to make a decision.  They had to decide that we could still have a fun day.  

We needed to just make the best of it.

And that's just what we did!

Daddy was our hero and ran to the store early this morning so that we'd have bagels for breakfast, the supplies to make cupcakes and special snacks during our own party.

They spend the morning before school decorating and preparing games.

School was accomplished and...

then our little party began.  We hid little goodies around the house, we talked and laughed, we made little surprises for Daddy.

Auntie Mer was able to pick up our Valentine's Day cards and then bring back their goodie bags so that we were still able to feel a little bit a part of the party.  What a great Auntie!

Yes, it was still sad that we missed the party but it was decided...  we still had a wonderful day!


  1. I love all the comments-about the lawnmower and the bikes....pretty soon they'll be saying that your oldest can drive. Love the new photo as well. We will miss you!!!! Call us often.

  2. It sounds like a special day!!! We were glad to help with the goodies :)
    Auntie Mer

  3. sounds like the right decision =0)

  4. Oh, my friend, what a special day and what a special "gift" your children are to each other. Mmmm... those are the kind of days we remember most.

    Just this weekend, with My Hero, traveling, we had plans to go to a German festival and parade. But, our little man has been sick and we have been inside the whole weekend. Yes, the girls were sad, but we played lots of baby-dolls, baked, and cuddled a lot. It's ALL good when we focus on lovin' each other!

  5. So sweet. It is so hard to give up our expectations with happy hearts. Those smiles say it all, though.