Tuesday, February 15, 2011

This holiday was made for her.

Please. A holiday to celebrate love? That should have been Hannah's birthday. It's almost bigger than Christmas for her.

We've been working up to it for a week, making mailboxes,

making lots of little crafts.

Not nearly as many crafts as I had planned though. You see, Valentine's Day is so important that it can't be just one day. It has to be a week. So she took my craft ideas and recipe ideas and spread them out over the next week. A week filled with love - I'm not complaining.

I made foam lips and moustaches and stuck them on lollipops for the kids.

That was fun to find in the mailboxes first thing in the morning.

All day they were checking the flags on the boxes to see if they had any more mail. All day they were putting valentines in each other's boxes.

We made stamps for her to seal her Valentine's letters with. (You have to send the cards *on* Valentine's Day, she says, as they have more love in them that way.)

Then, though she didn't want to do the next day's project that day, she went through the ribbon she wanted to use for it and exclaimed over it and sorted it in ten different ways and then built a tower with it. Then she took pictures and asked me to share them on the blog.

Picture by Hannah

Picture by Hannah

Picture by Hannah

Flowers from Daddy.

The rest of the day was spent on a mix of Valentine's day and normal day stuff.

Tractor pulls.
The ever-present art store on the stairs.

Microscope time.

Diego - on dvd and on the computer. My son loves Diego right now.

Hannah teaching violin class.


Picking out fabric for library bags.

Cuddling by the heater.

Farm chores.

Going to Coldstone Creamery for their Valentine's special - free ice-cream for the kids, $1.50 ice cream for the adults. Yum.

Picking up a heart-shaped pizza for $6 - who doesn't love V-day specials?

Letting the kids dream at the pet store.

Then home to eat and go to bed.

Or not.

More Valentines made for everybody. Daddy gave them his.

An experiment about how useful opposable thumbs are.

Very useful.

More reading.

Bed, finally.


It was a love-filled day.


affectioknit said...

What a fun day!

Mrs. Simpson said...

WHOA!!! AWESOME. We bought those same mailboxes too and the "lovebug" came by for a week and left little treasures. Work it!

Farmgirl_dk: said...

Wow - you all have been BUSY! And it doesn't surprise me in the least that Hannah has been leading this particular show! :-)
The photo about the opposable thumb lesson made me laugh. You are amazing with your fun experiments!
I love that Matt brought mugs filled with Valentine's flowers...

Lindsay said...

Love it all! Those mailboxes are great.

Anonymous said...

What a great day. We talked about opposable thumbs yesterday too. Isaac wanted to know why Simon (our cat) couldn't pick up and answer the telephone. Yep...they are useful little things those thumbs. :)

Cindy's Custom Creations said...

Those mailboxes are so cute!

Bona Fide Mama said...

oooh, you got simpson's fans at your house too?

Anonymous said...

I came in to catch up on your blog and I admit my first reaction (solely based on my own crummy Valentines day) was bitter but I think you do the most awesome things for your girls Sarah. Next year might be to hard for me but maybe down the road I'd like to try some of what you did, especially the mailboxes.