|"I woof you"|
|"Sending you some puppy love"|
|"You have to face my puppy love"|
|"Thanks for being my friend"|
I really enjoy doing holiday crafts with my kids. I've been collecting ideas from magazines for years (think Pinterest in a 3-ring binder) and absolutely love going through it with them, and letting them pick out projects. And since there's really nothing else to keep us busy in mid-winter, we don't hold back with the Valentines projects.
I do love Valentine's Day. It comes at a time in the dead of winter when we need to focus on loving something! And the very candy that drives me batty at Halloween time somehow doesn't bother me in February. Try to make sense of that!
The only downside was dealing with a very miserable little boy for much of the winter. He is just not a good sick person. Especially at night. This winter I spent many, many sleepless nights with this boy in my bed and Reid in the guestroom. I honestly didn't mind. His coughing fits are so heinous, i prefer to have him within arms reach. And when he wasn't coughing, he'd fall asleep rubbing my shoulder or face. I'll stay up till 2 am for that anyday!
Keeping him happy during the day was harder. Thank heavens for several silk-lined blankets we have in our house....including this one that he always seems to have when I want to take a picture or when people come over. I really don't mind that it's pink...it's the embroidered words that make me giggle a bit: "Thank Heavens for Little Girls."
Ah well, we do thank heavens for little girls in this house, but never without remembering this little boy!