This is very likely "the last year" - the last year before I go back to work that is. 2014 marks the last year that I am home full time with the kids, and therefore a lot of "last chances" to do things. Things like making Valentine's cards, for instance. I decided if I was ever going to help three kids make 60 Valentine's cards, this was the year.
I spent a lot of time on Pinterest, narrowing down cute and age appropriate choices for the kids. We then had a family meeting about who was choosing what (because I knew a fight would ensue otherwise), and this is what we came up with:
1. Asher's choice (the card is attached to bubbles)
3. Nolan's choice (a direct rip off of Rio's)
4. Teacher presents (a pack of Rolos wrapped up to look like a pencil).
Lastly, remember how we were involved with the winter donation campaign for the foundation that provides the boys' therapy and a whole other bunch of good stuff for our family and others like it? Well at Christmas time they asked Rio to design a Christmas card that they then sent out to their donors. It was a beaut! They were so happy with Rio's Christmas card, that they had her draw one for Valentine's day. We got this postcard in the mail - I am one proud mama!
The kids and I had so much fun making all of these Valentines. I know many people think Valentines day is a bit of a commercial crock, but I look at it as a nice reason to tell the people you love how much you care about them. So to that end, Happy Valentine's Day to YOU! Hope your day has you feeling special!