Monday, February 16, 2009
A day to tell those we love how much we care about them
The boys seem to live from holiday to holiday. They knew that after the January birthdays there are three holidays: St. Patrick's Day, Easter, and Valentine's Day. They can't remember which order they're in, but boy, are they excited!
They ask what this Valentine's Day is all about, so I told them that it's a day where we tell those we love how much we care about them. That got them going and so we decided that on this year's VDay we'd make heart-shaped cookies, Valentine cards, and a special dinner for Daddy.
That morning I had coffee with a friend and when I got home the house was filled with balloons and the boys jumped out of hiding and yelled, "Surprise! Happy Valentine's Day!" Obviously, they were pretty excited.
Daddy went downstairs for the majority of the day to work on the basement so the boys and I got to work on a banner and Valentines. We had a nice candlelit dinner, then for dessert made and baked the sugar cookies. They weren't satisfied with just heart shapes, so we pulled out a leaf, moon, star, circle, and clover (we're just getting ready for St. Patrick's Day). All in all, it was a fun day. My friend Missy made the comment that if they keep this up year after year they may make three ladies very happy in the future :)