February 15, 2010

Valentine's Day

A day of pink, hearts, glitter, and love!
And Surprise cookies.
(could it be a twix, snickers, butterfinger, thin mint, rolo, or pb cup in the center of that soft cookie?)
Yum, yum.

I prepared a plate of cookies for each member of the family, a few friends and neighbors, and the classes Eric and I taught at church today.

After a wonderful morning at church, we spent the afternoon decorating and cooking for the evening celebration.

When everything was ready, our "dates" picked us up at our doors.
Cindy and Kacin
Grandma Barb and Kyler
Me and E
Chelsea, Petra, and Rilla

And sweet Cindy gave me flowers and curls in my hair.

The hors d'oeuvres were served
(heart shaped cheese on crackers, olives, cashews, candy hearts).

We played Valentine's Bingo.

Then dinner was served.

Immediately following dinner, we headed to the ballroom.
 This was the time that Kyler and Kacin had been practicing for all week.
 Earlier in the day, I heard Kyler say
"Let's practice for tonight. You be the girl."
And they grabbed hands, Kyler placed his hand on Kacin's waist,
and they did a little dance through the kitchen.
However, I guess dancing with his brother
didn't quite prepare him for the real thing.
After dancing with his grandma, me, dad, even Cindy,
we told him to dance with Petra.
He hesitated, but took her hand.
It lasted about 3 seconds.
He jumped back and shouted "I don't like this at all!"
He sat down and said "That was horrible!
Boys dancing with girls?! And girls dancing with boys?!
I don't like that at all!"
Just keep dancing with your momma, Kyler.

We spun, twirled, stomped, two-stepped, and break-danced.
This was more of Kyler's thing.
Yeah, and everyone was dancing.
 I wasn't the only one up there.
It's just not documented on my camera.

It was Strawberry Julius for dessert.

And we crashed.
Happy Valentine's Day!
Stefanie Hyer said...

Oh how cute and fun! Wish I could have been there!

Cheryl said...

That's absolutely the cutest Valentine's Day coverage I've seen from anyone! I so hope to see Kyler soon so I can ask him to dance with me.

chelsea :: stock said...

so fun! thanks for inviting us... and those cookies were so yummy!

Jacob and Meredith Hammond said...

That is the cutest idea ever! You have such a cool family!

nancy said...

So fun to watch you having fun

Suzanne said...

What fun! Of course I'm not surprised that it was a most creative & fabulous time at the Allred house! I'm thinking I need to know how to make surprise cookies. They look yummy AND it's a way to use up some of our stash of candy bars!

Lisa said...

You guys are the best! so wonderful.