FOAM VALENTINES: The Work of Love–VALENTINE’S DAY ’08

February 14, 2008 at 11:33 am 3 comments

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Awwww… “Flash” made all his own valentines this year.  (It’s all I had on hand after the ice storm!) He was a good sport.  He likes putting things together, thankfully!  (Yes, we occasionally still bring out the sippy cups for sick days if they ask for them!  No Spills!  Pushing fluids!)

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“Um, no photo ops, Mom!  That is just TOO MUCH to ask!”

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We made a special one for his teacher. 

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All his Valentines!  He stuck with it!   Aren’t they beautiful?

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His teacher sent me a craft they planned to do today.  He already has it finished.  He wanted to do it right away. 

“Um, but, no, I’m not making ‘heart shapes for the feet and hands’ out of the pipe cleaners, thank you very much!”

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Little Red Headed Boys are SO cute, especially on Valentine’s Day!

(That is ALSO my cell phone charging which will not hold charge at current.  ARG.)

While 102 degree cheeks on the Red head is a little sad on party day…

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Larry Pop cheered him up.  He came to sit with him while I took the others and the party stuff to school.  We’re so glad he’s home from Iraq for a couple weeks.   I know Mom is VERY glad to have her Valentine home today, too!

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  • 1. Dori  |  February 14, 2008 at 3:06 pm

    This is so sweet — what a fine young man!

    I have one home with strep today and now I’m off to the elementary school to party! 🙂

    Happy Valentine’s Day, friend!!

    Blessings,
    Dori

  • 2. CJ  |  February 14, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    The picture of Red with his hand up reminds me of the way my boys react about pictures. Take many, your days with that one may be numbered. Cute stuff, too bad Red had to miss the party. Hope he feels better soon.
    C

  • 3. Sarah Jenkins  |  February 15, 2008 at 11:58 pm

    Shelby had a version of the very same valentine’s! It was fun for both of us. We started about 3 weeks ago though so that we could finish……….and we were STILL finishing up the night before! A nice memory…..

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