Posts Tagged valentine’s day

love is in the air

Or, at the very least, dangling from our ceiling.  I finally took down the Christmas garland this morning (funny how you never see the things that are right in front of you) and put my little hearts up in its place. 

I’ve been on a campaign to use up my collection of felt scraps, and stitching up these little guys finally put a dent in my stockpile. 

On a related note, my kids have apparently been silently suffering from the Halloween-Thanksgiving-Christmas blues and are placing an inordinate amount of importance on Valentine’s Day.  So much so that we had to repurpose an activity from last year and make an Advent Countdown Calendar for Valentine’s Day.  And still, no chocolates are to be found.

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a festive robot army

is wishing friends “Happy Valentine’s Day!” if they ever make it out of our house first.

I already caught little w. dismantling the robot that he had just built; a chocolate rim around his mouth was proof that w. had been munching on his robot’s feet.

And little e. is so attached to her creations that she has already declared that her friends will “never, ever, ever, never get a robot.”

At the time when I was flipping through a magazine, it seemed like a good idea to make these little critters.  Now that my children’s selfish side is showing through, I’m not so sure…

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anyone excited for a holiday?

There’s not exactly a little chocolate behind every door, but it will do, I suppose.  Little w. made me (made me!) create a countdown calendar for Valentine’s Day–a slightly strange, re-purposed Advent tradition, but whatever.  Every day we will attach a heart to our calendar until finally it’s the 14th and we…we…eat candy?

Kind of a let down actually, but who am I to deny a little kid the joy of anticipation?

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