Happy Valentine’s Day!
Hope you all are celebrating with the one’s that you love! I love that in Mexico they call this day, The day of Love and Friendship. It really helps me expand my mind to be sure I make a special effort to send hugs and good wishes to all those that I love and are important in my life.
To celebrate we started our day with some raspberry filled muffins (Vegan! Guys, cook some brown rice with a bit too much water and substitute it for the eggs…great texture!) and almond and pear smoothies (yes, we dyed everything pink!).
Then the kids searched for all the paper hearts hidden in our living room. Coordinated by favorite color, Engineer had orange hearts, Fiesta had pink and Elf had purple. On each of the hearts Marvel and I wrote reasons we loved them. Then they matched up their hearts to the ones in the puzzle (aka: the same paper we cut them out of…J) and above each piece was a letter. Engineers letters were scrambled but the girls just had to write the letters down in order and read it to find their Valentine’s gift. We try to give them a book or game with a small treat for each holiday.
We had another crazy day but found time to make some Valentine’s and Jam-Print cookies for friends and Valentine’s videos for Grandparents. Probably would have been even more crazy if the kids hadn’t been happy to do Valentine’s worksheets, I LOVE the internet. We are not big worksheet advocates, but they are a great way to do school on holidays and then the kids think it’s a treat!