Valentine’s Day is typically one of those holidays that come and go with little notice from us. We give cards and use it as a good excuse to eat Indian food, but that’s about it.
This year things were different. Ari’s old enough to realize when a holiday is upon him, and he wanted to celebrate with great fanfare. He had plans. His plans started with wanting to decorate the van. No, not his room. Not the house. The minivan. I guess that’s how it all started. After I realized we were going to be decorating the van, I figured we better go somewhere and celebrate amidst theÂ decor.
So Ari and I decided to plan aÂ surprise party for Isaac and Dad. WeÂ whisperedÂ ideas back and forth, and as soon as Isaac went down for a nap, the crafting began. I have to admit, for someone with a crafting phobia (me), we did a pretty darn good job decorating. Â I know I’m running the risk of becoming a pinterest sesation by showing you this, but I have to share.
Behold, the final product.
As we decorated we hatched the rest of our plan. The evening went mostly as planned, it unfolded like this: (more…)