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whoooo will be my valentine?

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The girls and I sat at the kitchen table this morning and made these valentine owls. I did all the cutting earlier from a pattern I sketched out a few days ago. See their heart shape faces? I’m hoping people will get that part of it. And their bodies are black–not very valentine-ish. But who knew my brand new pack of construction paper would have no brown?? If I’d thought of it before this very second, we would have done them on some brown craft paper instead.

So we delivered them door to door to a few special valentines in our valley–along with a few shy kisses and hugs.

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Mary painstakingly signed her name on a small square of paper that I cut out and glued to the back of each one. It was fascinating to watch her write out each letter–any direction, any place on the little small square of paper. I have to give it to her, she stuck it out for five whole valentines.

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We also got two lovely valentine gifts through the mail. Steph sent me (and the girls) this awesome print of her stitched art. Can you guess which person in our house claimed it as hers? Thank you so much Steph. I love having a little piece of your work to look at. You know I’m a big fan. (and check out what her husband did for valentine’s day…)

And yesterday our miniswap package arrived in the mail. Wow, were we spoiled. I’ll show pictures as soon as I gather it all up again from every corner of the house. Jesica, my girls are walking around with some pretty little felt bead bracelets today. They worked on them quietly and with such determination first thing this morning.

Happy Valentine’s day everyone. Have something sweet. Do something sweet.

P1010020

The girls and I sat at the kitchen table this morning and made these valentine owls. I did all the cutting earlier from a pattern I sketched out a few days ago. See their heart shape faces? I’m hoping people will get that part of it. And their bodies are black–not very valentine-ish. But who knew my brand new pack of construction paper would have no brown?? If I’d thought of it before this very second, we would have done them on some brown craft paper instead.

So we delivered them door to door to a few special valentines in our valley–along with a few shy kisses and hugs.

P1010006

Mary painstakingly signed her name on a small square of paper that I cut out and glued to the back of each one. It was fascinating to watch her write out each letter–any direction, any place on the little small square of paper. I have to give it to her, she stuck it out for five whole valentines.

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We also got two lovely valentine gifts through the mail. Steph sent me (and the girls) this awesome print of her stitched art. Can you guess which person in our house claimed it as hers? Thank you so much Steph. I love having a little piece of your work to look at. You know I’m a big fan. (and check out what her husband did for valentine’s day…)

And yesterday our miniswap package arrived in the mail. Wow, were we spoiled. I’ll show pictures as soon as I gather it all up again from every corner of the house. Jesica, my girls are walking around with some pretty little felt bead bracelets today. They worked on them quietly and with such determination first thing this morning.

Happy Valentine’s day everyone. Have something sweet. Do something sweet.

11 comments on “whoooo will be my valentine?”

  1. hi there,

    first of all, i have to say that i love reading your blog and hearing about all of the adventures you have with your kids… (i don’t even know you! so it’s surprising and funny, but ever since i stumbled upon your blog, i haven’t been able to stop reading…so thanks)

    second, i love the valentines you guys made and i think the hearts are totally obvious! good job…

    happy valentine’s day!

  2. How very cute. I love the tablecloth by the way. I remember “making” Avery sign her name on 20 some odd Valentines when she was in preschool. Torture! 5 is a lot more manageable. We are definitely eating lots of sweets today, but I appreciate the reminder to do something sweet.

  3. Those owl vday cards are awesome, I’m saving that idea for next year…sooo cool! I know what you mean about the brown construction paper…they never add that color to the mix, you have to buy it separately…so annoying I think.

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