Thursday, February 14, 2008

Valentine Love





What a perfect little holiday! We had a "card exchange" with Zach and Lily's friends today. SO CUTE! I loved seeing how excited all the kids were as they came to the house with their Valentine cards! We played, ate cupcakes, and exchanged cards. After naps Zach and Lily went to the mailbox to find more love from family! (thanks!) they sat in their room eating treats and looking at their love letters! haha! The last picture is from a few days ago, when Zach and I were filling out his Valentine cards. He was very particular. He choose "nice spiderman" for the little kids and girls because he thought they would be afraid of the "bad spiderman guys". He also wanted to know exactly what he was supposed to write in the "to" and "from" boxes. Even though his scribbles always looked the same, he would ask each time if he was supposed to write HIS name, or his friend's name! :) It got me thinking about my elementary school days and how there was a whole system to deciding WHO got WHAT Valentine card. Heaven forbid you give a boy you didn't like a card that said something like, "STICK WITH ME, this Valentines Day". I can even remember sorting the cards into "best" piles to make sure my closest friends got the coolest cards! HA! Hoping your day was filled with lots of sugar and love! (looking forward to a date with my sugar-love tonight!)

7 comments:

Stacy F said...

Happy Valentines Day Painter family!!!!!!!

the boyd family said...

how cute... looks like they enjoyed their valentine day candy :)

Frau Bailey said...

My favorite part was designing and making my Valentine's box for school. It was a pretty big deal. You will be making those before you know it.

Court & Britt Jones said...

cute kiddies!! what a fun day. zach is too cute with his spiderman cards:)

dixonfamily said...

Again, thanks so much for having us come and celebrate with you guys. We all enjoyed it! Thanks for all the hard work you went to, as always. You always make things so nice and so fun. I hope you and Dave had a great date! Love the pictures of your adorable kiddos! Lily eating her candy...she cracks me up!

Matt, Rachel, and Madden said...

Hey you! I hope you are enjoying life in the northwest, we sure are, except for the constant snow. Your kids are adorable. Good to see you!

Ryan & Tiffany said...

I knew you would have a cute Valentines post!!! :) Glad you had a fun valentines holiday. And I really liked your previous post about simplifying. That is a great reminder anytime!!!