Friday, February 20, 2009

Valentines '09

I LOVE Valentines Day!

As the kiddies get older and older i'm tickled at how boys and girls are sooo very different.. this week of valentines was NO exception! Sooo funny!
*we made valentine cookies
-boys- goofed around consuming as much sugar they could.. and made a mess
-girls (gracie and her friend ellie)- strategically and carefully decorated each cookie and contemplated about who the recipients would be. oh, and i took some time out and made special valentine cookies for each member of our lovely family!

*we made valentines for classmates and friends
-boys- goofed around and finally (after I nagged them for an hour) wrote on their names on the superhero/Disney valentines they picked out and stuffed them in envelopes. Then threw whatever candy in them that they didn't eat first. complaining half the time...
-gracie- took an entire afternoon designing and handwriting "I Love You" and "heart" Grace D. on each individual valentine. Color coordinating doilie hearts and punching out paper hearts, putting them together... making an assembly line of candy in bowls so everyone got the same, fair amount of candy. Loving every minute!

*we came home after the school parties

-boys (Max, Jack and his friend Justin)- dumped out their bags and rummaged through the candy... scarfed down a bunch in a matter of minutes and ran downstairs to play.
-gracie- carefully, one by one reached in her bag and read each valentine.. absolutely tickled and flattered as I helped her read what they all said! She ate a couple pieces of the candy but most of it was too cute to eat at the moment. then after relishing for a while, put all of the valentines away in a bag and put them out of reach of the boys (she knows better than to leave them laying around).

How I enjoy observing these fun times in their lives! It's especially interesting seeing the differences of the boys and girls.. being so close in age.

Anyway, this year valentines was the best ever! It's always nice to be reminded of how much you love your loved ones and be told by them how much they care about and love you! I am so blessed to have so much love in my life... all year long!


Hubba's Thoughts said...

Looks like fun!! Happy Valentines Day!

Melanie said...

Oh my gosh, I loved this post! Your cookies looked beautiful and yummy! Your differences between boys and girls cracked me up!!! You described my kids to a TEE! Oh and BTW--Gracie is your TWIN! I love you!

the Lola Letters said...

Ahhhh ha ha ha ha! Love. it. I need a girl. It was the same in Kort's class - the boys were stuffing their faces and the grilds were daintily reading each valentine and saying thank you to each individual "giver" of the valentine they were reading at the moment. So funny! I loved this post!