Friday, February 14, 2014


I have never made Valentine's cards before. Sure, in elementary school when you made a card for your parents, or maybe even in the early love-sick days with old boyfriends I made homemade Valentine's cards - but that's it. My mom bought boxed cards for me to give to my friends, and I did the same for my kids. Until this year. This year we did them en masse.

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)

2. Rio's choice (superheroes!)

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!


  1. I feel important because I know Rio............she is practically famous! Love her card!!!