Valentines 2019…

Bennett is a kid who knows what he wants and his Valentine’s box was no exception. He wanted a shark. There was no need to look on pinterest, he had a plan and part of the plan was handing out gummi sharks (the valentine Hunter handed out last year) to go along with his shark themed box. We used an oatmeal canister and a light blue poster board. This took approximately 20 minutes. Bennett doesn’t mess around, he gets stuff done!

DIY Valentines Box

DIY Valentines Box

Call me crazy, but it makes my heart happy when the valentine matches the valentine’s box. It’s only happened a few times over the years because the kids choose them both but when it works out my graphic design heart is happy!

DIY Valentines

Hunter handed out fruit roll-ups this year with, “Valenetine, I like the way you roll.”

DIY Valentines

DIY Valentines

Hunter had decided on making a birthday cake for his box. Little fact – Arizona’s birthday is on Valentine’s day – I was not aware of this until Hunter completed his project. I wish I could describe an easy way to duplicate this project but we lucked out with a run to Goodwill. We were looking for a round hat box, or paper mache box. We found a couple that would work and then Hunter came across this wooden piece and he didn’t let go of it.

I’m not sure what it was used for before, but It turned into the perfect little birthday cake. To make the top, we just took some foam core board and cut a circle and then covered it in red paper with matching red paper on the side of the cake. I love it when projects morph and change into something better than originally planned.

DIY Valentines Box

DIY Valentines Box

DIY Valentines Box

DIY Valentines Box

DIY Valentines Box

DIY Valentines Box

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Day of love…

Although this picture appears to have been taken this morning since everyone is in there pajamas – It was taken just after dinner tonight! Our traditional family Valentine’s dinner at a restaurant was thwarted due to sickness. Instead, we were all in our pajamas before our dinner of homemade french bread and chicken noodle soup – because nothing sounds better when you don’t feel well.

Today was definitely one of our more low-key Valentine’s celebrations and everyone was okay with that.

The kids were beyond excited when they found someone had heart-attacked our yard and door. Even better was they left some delicious cookies. Such a simple gesture that was so thoughtful.

Luckily, Steve and I get to continue the Valentine’s celebrations when we go out for date night tomorrow sans kids. We love them to pieces and love to celebrate with them, but we love each other even more!

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Little sickie…

Briggs is the third one in the family to fall ill with a deep chest cold. Hunter was down for four days, then Cannon followed and was down two days and now Briggs. He’s miserable. His nose is running. His eyes are watering. And he’s starting to sound hoarse from coughing.

Last night he was struggling. I went in at midnight to take his temperature and he was so warm and uncomfortable. I pulled him out of bed, gave him a bath and snuggled with him in the chair for almost an hour. His legs dangled off my lap and his head sat past my shoulder and rested on the chair.

It wasn’t that long ago I sat in that same exact chair, in the middle of the night feeding him, night after night. I seem to have more energy now for an occasional midnight call knowing the next night I’ll sleep without interruptions. So I enjoyed the moment and at the same time prayed that his little body would fight this illness quickly so we can enjoy his happier moments.

He’s an angry sickie. Here’s to hoping the illness will end with him…

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Cowboy Cannon…

He came home beaming – he and his horse “Super Star” came out victorious at his preschool horse race and he was proud as could be. He was decked out out from head-to-toe complete with marshmallow guns.

His teacher makes new costumes every year for her preschoolers. We have quite the collection by now!

Here’s a younger version of cowboy Cannon.

And because it’s always fun to stroll down memory lane – here’s a couple of Bennett in his younger years as a cowboy. And as usual Hunter somehow escaped his cowboy picture!

 

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Valentines…free printables…

Download all the Valentine’s and even more at the resource library.

This is usually how school Valentine’s go down at our house. I’m usually thinking about it fairly early – and I think – this is the year that I’m going to walk into Target and buy a box of valentine’s and go on my merry way. And every year, I walk down that aisle and find several that would work great. Only to realize that there’s 24 valentine’s in the box and there’s 27 kids in the class. Very sneaky.

You think I’m going to buy two boxes and be stuck with 19 extras?? Nope. Not going to happen. I keep hoping one year I’m going to walk down and see a box that caters to a classroom of 30. Until then…I’ll be making my own!

Here’s some we’ve done in past years…

Valentine Printables

Valentine Printable

Valentine Printable

Valentine Printable

Valentine Printable

Valentine Printable

Free Valentine Printables

Free Valentine Printables

Free Valentine Printables

Valentine Printables

Valentine printable

Valentine Printable

Valentine Printable

Valentine Printables

Valentine Printable

Valentine Printable

Valentine Printable

Download all the Valentine’s and even more at the resource library.

 

 

 

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