Inspired by the crafty earth goddess herself, also known as Beck, Josh and I decided to be a bit fancier with the Valentine's Day celebration. Last night we put up crepe paper streamers and blew up balloons. We filled out cards to each child listing reasons we love them. We put out a red tablecloth and heart-shaped plates for breakfast. Because I do not cook, this morning BubTar enjoyed frozen cinnamon waffles that I cut into heart shapes. For lunch, heart-shaped peanut butter sandwiches are on the menu.
BubTar's card said:
We love BubTar because he is:
*a good boy
*the best big brother
AND HE IS A GOOBY GOOBER (which is something that can reduce him to fits of giggles in an instant). WE LOVE YOU!
KayTar's card said:
We love KayTar because she is:
*good smelling (Josh picked that one *lol*)
And our Princess Pie! (which is another of her nicknames) WE LOVE YOU!
It is impossibly difficult to reduce your love for your children to a list that fits on a tiny card...but it seemed to do the trick, because BubTar has had me read both his and KayTar's several times this morning.
And so, thank you Beck, for your Valentine's Day inspiration.
This afternoon Josh and I (and KayTar) are going out to lunch while BubTar is at school, and this evening we will be going on a "double date" to Chuck E. Cheese. I think that Valentine's Day might become BubTar's favorite holiday at this rate. Decorations? A gift? A cool card? Dinner at CEC? What could be better?
I hope you all have a Happy Valentine's Day!!