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.