Valentines with the kids was so much fun this year. With the exception of the really pretty orchid plant Mike gave me, none of us bought anything and it was fabulous. Sairshe was so excited to give her seed paper valentines and I hope the other parents appreciated the lack of candy that accompanied it. Her valentine’s bag from school looked like she’d been trick-or-treating!
In the early morning I realized I’d been so busy making things with her that I hadn’t made her anything for Valentine’s Day so in the few minutes before she woke up I whipped up these super simple heart hair clips. She was thrilled with them and put them right in her hair.
But the best part? It was when she wanted another present and I didn’t have one. Instead of being upset or asking me to buy her something else she very sweetly asked, “Will you sew me something while I’m at school?” I love this on so many levels. I love that she likes the things I make, that she’s confident that I can whip something awesome up at a moment’s notice, but mostly I love that she values handmade things over store-bought stuff. It’s so awesome.
We made heart cookies with last summer’s homemade loganberry jam.
I turned leftover seed paper hearts into the garland at the top of the post.
The kids got handmade doily valentines and cuddly bears from Grandma.
We had family time, gave lots of hugs and kisses and enjoyed each other’s company. What did you do to celebrate the day?