All we needed was: red fingerpaint, paper, a heart shaped cookie cutter, a heart shaped jello mold, and TP rolls with the ends folded to be shaped like hearts.
I demonstrated with the cookie cutter, however, the TP roll was definitely the easiest for Ryan to manage. I love his concentration!
Since we made about twenty-something cards, I had new trays lined up and ready to go for whenever Ryan was finished with a set of cards. I taped the paper onto the trays, to prevent the cards from getting thrown onto the floor (accidentally, of course!)
The paper dried quickly, pretty much during the time that it took me to give Ryan a bath. Then, I just folded the pieces of paper in half to make cards…
added a note and a picture…
and sent them off in the mail. Here is a better quality picture of our little all-star:
And, of course, the week wouldn’t be complete without baking some Valentine’s treats:
I think that I am completely done with sugar for a while, because these were a little too sweet for my taste. At least other people seemed to enjoy them.
Ryan and I will be attending a tiny tots Valentine's Day party tomorrow while Barry is at work. Then I have class (which is quite a long drive in rush hour) so we decided to save our "valentine" dinner for another night that is not so busy. Barry did already bring me home roses though... I love him so much!
A few day after my mom passed, I found an envelope in her drawer. I opened it and found that it was a Valentine’s Day card for me. For this year. It made me smile and cry at the same time. How thoughtful was she! She always got me a card and small gift on Valentine’s Day every year when I was little, and I think that is a tradition that I want to start with Ryan. (Well, maybe just the card part.)
Happy Valentine’s Day! xoxo!