Happy Valentine's Day!

Valentine's Day has always been one of my favorite holidays, and it's never had anything to do with boys. I rarely had a boyfriend on Valentine's Day, which never really bothered me. Even now, Gilbert and I don't get each other gifts for the big day. We started this tradition of no gifts when we were only dating. I think it may be true that we've never given each other gifts for Valentine's.

I'm not sure why I like this holiday. Maybe it's because I have an excuse to buy candy. Having Cole, though, makes it even more fun for me. Now I have an excuse to make and give valentines without looking like a lunatic. (Why would a grown woman want to make and give valentines?) Anyway, we've been celebrating for the last two weeks. I thought I'd give you a peak at how we've been celebrating.

We used fingerpaints to make valentines for the elderly at church, as well as valentines for our grandparents. Cole also decorated sugar cookies and made a valentine to go into a care package for Auntie Em. (The boys also made a valentine for their sweet friend, Miss Mandy, who's celebrating the day by having surgery. Yuck! We sure love you, Mandy!)

Cole has gotten a good variety of Valentine's Day gifts himself, including stickers from Auntie Em, markers from Gran and Grandpa, and "Many Kisses Elmo" from Nana and Grandpoppa. More than a month ago he got my favorite gift from Nana and Em. I'll let you guess which one of the photos shows off this one.

I thought I'd better get a picture of the t-shirt as proof that at one time I actually was the only Valentine he needed.

Hope you have a fun day!


Connie said...

Glad ya are enjoying this Valentine Day. I definitely enjoyed my Valentine I received in the mail. It is on my refrigerator right now. Thanks for the pictures of Cole making the Valentines. Love ya all, Gran

Deaton, party of 5 said...

I like Valentine's Day too--it's a holiday about love and that's what God is constantly trying to teach us--how to love and get along with others. That Cole is a sweetie pie! Please be sure to send some of those precious Valentine's our way =).

Terri said...

I love Cole's shirt. Glad you all enjoyed the day.

Carla said...

How sweet!! I enjoy Valentine's too and I think it is special that we can include our children on this special occasion.