I had so many sweet friends reach out to me yesterday, concerned that Valentine's Day might be a difficult day for me-- but honestly, it really wasn't. The love I celebrated with my boys overshadowed any lack of romantic love, by far.
The boys and I put together some gifts for their Marmi & Poppy (my parents) to celebrate yesterday afternoon. After seeing this flip book on Pinterest, I HAD to attempt a similar book with Liam. I made a few changes-- I added the hearts in Photoshop instead of photographing post-it notes (Liam never would have stood still for that!) & I had my wallet size books printed at My Publisher instead of printing photos and stapling them together. Instead of leaving the back of the pages blank, I asked him, "What do you love, Liam?" and put each of his answers on a separate page. I love how they turned out.
Here they are!
Here they are!
While I would have loved to have involved Jack in that project, it just wasn't happening. So, I decided to take a series of Valentine's themed photos of him to frame. (You simply can't go wrong with pictures as a gift fo grandparents!) A special thanks to my friend Sarah over at Dear Emerson for the idea of using wrapping paper as a photo backdrop!
My parents showered the boys with sweet treats at the their house, then I brought them home to a pizza dinner, followed by some lovey-themed gifts from me.
New books, wooden cars, zoo animals, m&ms and chocolate hearts.
And speaking of books, I *may* have cried when I read this to Liam last night. Hormonal/Emotional moms beware!
Happy ♥ Day, All!