Having kids puts a whole new aspect to what Valentine’s Day means. Don’t get me wrong, I still wholeheartedly believe what I posted regarding Valentine’s Day last year but with it being so close I wanted to show you how we do things up around here.
We started our day by running errands and getting some necessary birthday party items, completely forgetting Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and we’ve done nothing in regards to getting the boys prepared for their parties and whatnot at school. Well, we got the birthday items and headed home to get our swimming gear – yes swimming in February with two feet of snow on the ground! After an hour of swimming we headed back into town to pick up Valentine’s Day items.
We found some cute Valentine’s cards for the boys to pass out to their classmates as well as a few gifts for their teachers. Once we finally left Target we grabbed some lunch and headed home. Everything got strewn out on my bed so we could start putting the pieces together.
This is after some of the fun has already been completed. ZigZag’s class is learning about how the post office works. When his teacher sent home his class list she sent “address labels” for each child that has a make-believe address on it. Those are the envelopes with the yellow squares. Each child will get to deliver their mail to the post office and get to see how it all works.
ZigZag was very good at using the glue stick to glue the labels onto the envelopes and sticking the stickers on the back to seal them.
While ZigZag was working on his gluing and sticker-ing, E-man was busy writing his name on all of his Valentine’s so we could add his classmates names and stickers to them. I did notice one thing though, while going through E-man’s class list – his teacher has our last name spelled incorrectly still. I corrected her on it several times towards the beginning of the year. Looks like I get to do that again.
While the boys were working ever so diligently on their tasks, I was putting their teacher gifts together. Well, not much assembly required, they just had to be put into bags. We opted to do Valentine’s gifts for their teachers this year because frankly, things are just to hectic around Christmas to even thing about teacher gifts then. Here’s a few pictures of what their teachers (2 teachers, 1 assistant) are getting this year.
I honestly think their teachers will be pleasantly surprised with the gifts. Now, just a few more snack type things to buy for their parties and our Valentine’s Day preparations is complete.
Oh, the Cars bags are how they get to carry their Valentine’s cards to school.