Love is in the Air

Valentine's Day

I remember loving Valentine’s Day as a kid. The cards, candy and parties were awesome and I always had fun trying to decipher the meaning of the conversation hearts I received in my valentines. The magic wore off in High School and then came to a complete halt in college.

But now, I get to see Valentine’s Day through my childrens’ eyes.  With Sam Cooke playing in the background we put together Valentines for classmates and teachers and what fun we had! I asked Little Man earlier what he thought his fellow preschoolers would like for Valentine’s Day and he replied “sticks”. I scoffed a bit but then realized, yeah, it’s true those kiddos would like a stick…and maybe a painted stick would be perfect. Don’t ya just love a budget friendly craft? So Little Man and I took off on a stick gathering walk.  Little Missy helped spray paint and decorate the sticks. We also made a little poem to go along with it.

For Little Missy, she requested candy. I had little heart shaped hinged tin thanks to Big Lots closeout of Martha Stewart party supplies. Gotta love my friend Kim who tipped me off to the closeout deal…only $2 for 24! We added a picture of Little Missy on a doiley and some skittles inside.

For the teachers we decided to buy some suet bird feaders and put suet cakes inside so they could spread the love to the hungry birds outside. We thought that would be a good idea for those teachers who are dieting.

So off we go to school tomorrow with goodies in hand. Little Man has a party planned at his school and Little Missy has both a party as well as a lunch date planned at the school cafeteria with the whole family. It’s so very nice to spend some extra time with the kids and share the love.


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February 12, 2010 at 11:05 am

Jess these are such fabulous ideas. I especially love the sticks and poems. Finn is always bringing sticks home, proof they are magic at this age. Thanks for the inspiration. I’ll be remembering this for next year. 🙂

February 12, 2010 at 1:49 pm

I LOVE these ideas! “Boys and their sticks” has long been a saying of mine…so true of my boys at least! Love your *perceptiveness* in following through with Little Man’s desires and your artistry in making said sticks into something beautiful and special. Loved the poem also. Am I using the word *love* too much? Oh well, it ’tis the season! 🙂

February 12, 2010 at 5:28 pm
– In reply to: Arel

Thanks ladies! I was thinking if I would do the sticks over again, I would add some tiny font with a liability statement. The lawyer in the family would LOVE it!

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