Valentine’s Day will always mark the anniversary of our entry into this amazing world of homeschooling. Lilah’s first Valentine’s Day party was thrown 6 years ago, when she was in 2nd grade. Six years ago. That is crazy! Where has this time gone? How did my little 6 year old girl grow into a 12 year young lady who would be in 7th grade if she were in school?
Over the years some things have changes. Some friends have moved on, while new friends have come into our lives. Thankfully some friendships have endured and I have had the joy of watching them grow up alongside my girls.
One thing that has never changed is that Lilah is the ultimate party planner. She takes responsibility for games, food, and movies. She makes shopping lists in her planning notebook and spends hours researching the perfect homemade valentine. She bakes, decorates, and cleans. For Lilah, the party is not just a gathering of friends, it is an experience she wants each friend to remember for a long time.