Monday, February 1, 2010
Love Thy Family
I've been really touched lately by the Spirit with the thought that I need to do more memorable and loving activities with my children. It's not that I've been beating them or anything, it might be more along the lines of wanting to...but that's another story! I love my kids. They are smart and funny and caring and deserve to have fun traditions and happy childhood memories. When it comes to Valentine's Day I've always thought that everyone deserves to feel loved. I never want my kids to feel left out on V-Day because they don't have a "valentine" and I decided a long time ago that I would make the day special for them so they would feel loved. Everyone deserves that and I'm hoping to instill in them that they are always loved, by their parents and by a Heavenly Father and a savior Jesus Christ who would give so much for them. So after snooping on some other awesome blogs and reading some fun ideas and putting this together with my desire for tradition, this is what I came up with! I decided that we are going to do something centered around love each day in February leading up to Valentine's day! I decided to do a countdown with a little "kiss" for them each day to remind them of Mommy kissing them and telling them that she loves them. Seth lovingly names our project "heartvent calendars!" Here we are making them and enjoying them!
Of course Mike is not left out of this love fest! LOL I love him more than anything and I am so grateful to him for so many things. I decided I needed to let him know this so I made him a card and gave him a chocolate kiss too! I filled the card with the first reason why I love him!
And there's always one in the bunch that is unhappy! It's hard to explain to a 3-year-old that we are eating 1 chocolate a day until V-day. He was geared up to eat the lovely pile of chocolate that was in front of him! He may have had an issue or 2 with having to wait! But boy is he cute even when he's mad!