Monday, February 15, 2010

Love From Me to You

Red heart doilies. Glitter. Pink, red and white construction paper. Ribbons. Candy conversation hearts.

Our Valentine’s Day was filled with all of the classics.

It’s our tradition that the kids make their valentines. So, this past week they were busy cutting, gluing, and glittering their little hearts out. They made cards for their grandparents and great-grandparents, aunts and uncles. And of course, T and I received one. So much love and thought was put into each one.

We exchanged a small gift. Books all around. Just a little something to say I was thinking of you and I love you.

That night, we made a chocolate fondue for a special Valentine’s dessert. They absolutely love this. What’s not to like? Melted chocolate that you can dip your favorite fruit, marshmallows and cake into. Sounds yummy, right? It sure was.

As we were dipping, we worked our way around the table telling each person one thing we love about them. Here are some of my favorites.

B: I love that dad is my guy.

Me: What do you mean by that?

B: Well Mom, it’s just him and I as the boys around here. So, you know. He’s my guy.

R: I wuv that I can cuddle with Mommy in her big bed. I no like my bed. It’s scary.

A: I love that Daddy is friendly and funny.

A: I love that B is my twin and he’s always there with me.

B: I love that Mommy has a kind heart.

Oh, these are just too good aren’t they? They warmed my heart. They made me happy. Sometimes, that’s the best part of these random little holidays. Yes, card companies and flower shops make them up. But, they can actually force you to slow down in the course of your hectic life and plan a little something with those you love. And remember what that feels like. It’s the reason you do what you do each day.

Because you love them.

It’s simple. Hope you enjoyed your little sweeties yesterday! Here’s to spreading some love…


  1. Your day sounds wonderful. And I love your little chocolate fondue and "what I love about you" tradition. I think I just may steal it for next year.

  2. I am totally stealing your fondue round the table idea too.

    I gave the boys each a book. "The wonderpets love you'...big suprise there....

    Your day sounded great.

  3. That sounds perfect!!!

  4. Your day sounded awesome! I LOVE Valentine's Day because it's a chance to do something fun and thoughtful for my sweeties.

    I think I'm going to steal your fondue idea bc as much as I love candy, it seems to bring out the worst in my 3 year old!!

  5. R is so cute! I used to love cuddling my parents' bed too.

  6. Those are such sweet comments, especially A loving that B is always there. Precious.