Wednesday, February 11, 2009

What We Do ... 4 ... Valentine's Day Special

We love... becoming immersed in some holiday goodness. And Valentine's Day is just perfect for Sabrina's new love of pink. Somehow, without even trying, hearts and pink have taken over our days since late January ... All the incredible ideas for Valentine's Day crafts on the Crafty Crow. I'm always amazed at how creative parents and children can be! And thank you, Cassi, for featuring our valentines from last year ... This super cute project, I Love You More Than Blank.

We read... a few more Valentine's Day books. A Friend Is Someone Who Likes You would make a nice gift for a friend. And it occurred to me that The Valentine Bears, which I mentioned a few weeks ago, would be an adorable gift for that special Mr. Bear in your life. Really, the vintage drawings and sweet story about an actual couple (most books seem to be about friendships) will charm him! ... The Day it Rained Hearts is perfect for children who love to pretend and imagine things, like Sabrina does.

We create... My sister put together the lovliest Valentine's Day crafts for the children. She set up a little station for each child and had lots of goodies to make valentines and crafts, including a frame to decorate ... Last year we worked on origami hearts and this year we're in the middle of creating 20+ suncatcher hearts for Sabrina's class and teachers. To make them just stick tissue paper and spinkle glitter onto contact paper, seal and cut into shapes. Punch a hole and add some string.

We watch... Did you know there are three Charlie Brown Valentine's Day shorts? It beats what's on the shelves at the video store.

We eat... With Valentine's Day on a Saturday but no babysitter in sight I'm thinking of having a little pink-themed happy hour dinner for the family followed by some special things for Patrick and I after the girls go to bed. Shrimp, smoked salmon, cherry tomatoes, berries, might be on the menu. Any other ideas for pink finger food?

1 comment:

Maria said...

That looks like so much fun!! I need to do some more V-day crafts with my girls!