Monday, February 9, 2009

Valentine's Week, Day One

This week I have decided to go ALL OUT in honor of Valentine's Day. Now, normally I just roll my eyes and call it another "Hallmark Holiday", but this year I want to have fun with it. Yesterday we started our celebration.
First, I cut out the covers I bought for Brennan's V.Day suckers. He is doing this instead of cards. I printed out one sheet, had him write his name on it, then took it to Office Max to get copies. It was a ton easier then forcing him to write his name 23 times!
I got the print-out here. There are six different designs to choose from and they come with a digital card, too. One print out is a cover for conversation heart boxes, which I thought was very cute. If you do buy this, know that I used Jolly Rancher suckers for their square shape and I taped it on each side and on the bottom.
Then, after dinner, our family each thought of one reason we love another family member. I wrote them on small hearts and we taped them onto the wall (using painters tape, so it should be easy to remove). We will do this every night until each of us has said one thing we love/are thankful for about each family member. We even included Ethan, but we all pitched in to help him.
Today I think we will "decorate" the house a little, which will mean letting the boys cut out hearts and tape them wherever they want. Brennan is home sick so maybe this will keep him occupied for a while. I do have some red and white crepe paper, so if I am feeling really cheesy, I must just go all out.

Oh, and Bart, if you are reading this, I know I usually say don't buy flowers because they are a waste of money, but I drove past Piccolos Florist ( 8317 Maple Street, Omaha, NE 68134 (402)397-6000) today and saw they have a dozen roses for $19.95. I am sure they have no vase, but that is no problem, I've got vases...I don't want more then $20 worth of flowers...that would be a waste, but some roses sure would help in the Valentine's Week celebrations...hint, hint, hint.

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Diana said...

nothing like leaving the address and phone number.... too cute!!! have fun decorating - check out Martha Stewart too for some fun ideas with the kids

Dawne said...

LOL @ the flowers :) Ryan got me roses once, and spent over $120 - I told him not to do that ever again, even if they were beautiful!

Lexi said...

I love the heart sentiments- a good way for the boys to think of why they love their siblings and Mom and Dad every day.

We {Troy and I} made cookies and decorated the poo out of them yesterday while Peyton took a nap.

Note to self: Next year don't use strawberry flavored frosting just because it's pink. They had pink vanilla frosting that would have tasted better with the M&M's and the candy hearts.

It was a lot of fun doing it with Troy- but I can't wait to do stuff like this with Peyton!

Lexi said...

I love your blog header BTW!

Karen said...

Cute ideas! Now I feel bad that I'm making Leo sign EVERY single one of them.

Karen said...

PS. I like your header too. ; )

Kim @ Forever Wherever said...

Great idea about leaving the flower information! Too cute!

Megan R. said...

Ok, I posted a comment but it must be lost in cyber space! You are the craftiest lady!!! I wish I was that creative!!! What a fun Mommy you are!! And I'm glad I joined MOM too, can't wait to get to know you better!

Amy @ Finer Things said...

What a great idea for school Valentines! We haven't done ours yet...

Lorin and Heather said...

You are awesome!!! I love the new header as well, plus you look gorgeous in your new profile picture.

Jerri - Simply Sweet Home said...

I like the cards you made. Great idea!

Diana said...

btw - i love the new header too!