The valentine-making was a fun process this year. Last year, poor Eliot was sick and didn't even get to attend his school valentine party. This year, he dove head first into the project.
We made the most of our time while Aidin was in her dance class on Wednesday to start coloring shrinky dinks.
Yesterday after school we finished the coloring, cutting, hole-punching and corner-rounding.
I drug the toaster oven out of the garage and put it to work. It was fun to watch....
... and wait for the plastic to curl.
We were pretty pleased with the finished tag. We added a hook and attached them to a card that said "Valentine, You PULL at my HEART."
I enjoyed the fact that Aidin and Eliot both chose the same valentines this year. And that they did most of the work themselves.
And since I'm a firm believer in every day is a celebration, we had cake after dinner last night to celebrate the 200th birthdays of both Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin. (Can you see the plastic ape on the cake to represent Darwin and evolution?) I have been completely sucked into all the PBS Lincoln programming this past week, and all of NPR's stories on both men. I can not imagine what kind of a world we would live in without the lives of these two brilliant men, born on the same day, hours apart. Reason to celebrate, indeed.
And a final cause for celebration, my Grandma Gloria got to go home from the hospital yesterday.
I'm off to Aidin's class party now. But first I have to print of Nigella's cupcake recpie. :)
Have a great weekend and a Happy Valentine's Day!