Monday, February 14, 2011

happy valentine's day

Happy Valentine's Day!!

Yesterday we spent the day resting, writing out valentine's for the kids' parties and doing a valentine's day craft.  I forget the  blog that I saw this idea on, but they did one for ringing in 2011.
We cut out hearts from scrapbook paper, placed them on top of the sticky side of contact paper and much to my boys delight put glitter down.  And my boys can throw some glitter down!

Then, when we had used a sufficient amount of glitter, we put another piece of contact paper on top to seal it together.  I cut off the excess contact paper and then we hung them in the window.

They look really cute and we still have some glitter left to use for another craft - in say a year or two when I recover...

I like to try and make things special for the kids even though they are boys and may not remember my efforts.  So tonight I put a table cloth on our kitchen table, we ate dinner by candle light and we listened to Luther Vandross CDs.  It was fun and really different from our usual meals.  The boys liked it so much, I plan on doing this again and not waiting for an occasion to break out the special touches.

Unfortunately, I was home today with two sick kiddos.  Luke woke up yesterday with a fever and a headache - so we stayed home from church.  He wasn't feeling well again this morning so he stayed home from school today.  Grace woke up last night at 2:30 with a fever and now has a cough and a runny nose to go with her fever.  Thankfully, Mark's schedule allowed him to be home this afternoon so I could go into John's class and help with his Valentine's Day Party.  I'm so happy I get to do this, I know a lot of moms don't like being class mom - but I love it!

And finally, I'd be remiss if I forgot to mention that 12 years ago today Mark asked me to marry him!  We were in Key West Florida on vacation and I was so surprised that he picked Valentines' Day to propose.  He had the waiter write 'Will You Marry Me' in raspberry sauce on the dessert plate.  I was so sad I didn't have my camera with me to take a picture - but a sweet couple at the next table (who just happened to be eloping and getting married the next day) took pictures of our dessert and sent them to me.  

I guess I should have written a warning at the top of this post because as I go back and read it, it seems pretty disjointed but it will have to do.

I hope everyone had a great Valentine's Day and got to spend it with the ones you LOVE.

1 comment:

Hannah said...

Happy Valentines Day!

Love the craft!

I've been sick for the past few weeks so I am trying to catch up now! Hope everyone is feeling better soon!