Sunday, February 15, 2009

Valentine's day

My parents kept the kids while Matt and I went to Maria's on Friday night. They had their own little party with a heart shaped pizza and this delicious strawberry cake.

Old Navy had a deal where if you took in a valentine your kids had colored, they got a $5 off coupon. Well, you know I wasn't gonna pass that up.

I let each child pick out an item to spend their $5 on. The girls all picked out balls and flip flops, Oliver wanted a dog bone. We don't have a dog.

Free Andy's!!!!

Our group shot before heading to Ocean Zen.

The boys had flowers delivered to our table at the restaurant.

Mark thought that this was the only celebration of his 40th birthday that would take place that night.

While we were at dinner, the Wilson and Hillenburg kids were doing more than babysitting at our house. They were busy decorating for Mark's surprise party.

We set a new record for the number of people in our house at one time. It was so fun! I can't believe we pulled off a true surprise. Good work Cindy!

Like all good parties, the night ended with dancing in the basement.


hillenblogshappywife said...

Rachel, thanks so so much for letting us have the party at your was so fun, and I think we really surprised him!!

Andrea said...

what a fun, LONG post! :)

Lindy said...

I think that Oliver is trying to tell you that he wants to get a dog.

Veri Teri said...

Hey, I didn't know there was dancing - Greg and I would've stayed to impress you all with our great moves.

Hillenblog said...


I am remiss in telling you what a great party it was...and how much I was surprised! Thank you so much...and thanks to Cindy and Skyler and Chad and Barrett...You guys made my 40th a great day. (oh...and thanks too lisa and gary)