Monday, February 17, 2014
Love from the Littles
While Valentine's Day has come and gone and our house is already decked out in emerald green, I thought it'd be fun to share a little bit our handmade Valentine's one last time.
We had such a fun time with our blogger Secret Santa, we thought it'd be fun to have our littles exchange Valentine's Day cards. Not all of our children are in daycare or preschool, so without this opportunity we wouldn't have had the chance to receive Valentine's in return. We could always make them for the grandparents, but it's such a treat to see another child's scribble or haphazard sticker placement in a craft they had fun making with their mom. And of course, giving us mom's a new activity on our to-do list to keep our little ones occupied during this long and brutal winter didn't hurt either!
It was so much fun seeing what each mama and kiddo came up with, and Ashlynn loved getting the special goodies attached - stickers, window clings, homemade crayons, beads, and even dinosaurs! She had fun stealing Kenley's too, next year little one...
Sara and Mac from Running from the Law sent this cute heart banner. It was a long rope of twine with three hearts attached to kraft paper. I thought it would be the perfect banner to hang the rest of the Valentine's from as they came in over the week.
It also kept them out of Ashlynn's reach, she was pretty persistant in trying to peel off every sticker or foam letter attached. So destructive.
She also liked pointing out all the hearts and identifying colors. Unintentionally educational, FTW!
We also did a small gift swap for us moms, since we could use some loving too! Unfortunately, I didn't receive mine in time, likely due to our massive non-stop snow storms. I can't wait to see what the other mommies received, sometimes a thoughtful and tiny pick-me-up can just make someone's day. A reminder that we should always pay if forward and share our love, Valentine's Day or not!
If you'd like to 'pin' or bookmark any of these great ideas for next year, here are each's blogger's tutorial!
Emily at Dear Owen - - You Make My Heart Melt
Colleen at Meet the Sullivans
Vanessa at Sunflower State of Mind
Natasha at Hello Happiness
Sara at Running from the Law