Let's start with Lainey in her Gap heart hoodie from last season. Caroline purposely bought it a size up in order to get two years' use. Have I mentioned how much I love Caroline lately?
Loving the pig tails with the hat.
Things got ugly when the boys started rough housing.
And, Lainey took control.
Tell it, Laine!
Teary eyes. Being bossy is hard work.
And, 5 seconds later, she's happy as a lark.
Moving on to more heart-clad gear. Caroline bought Jack's shirt last year, too. I bought Lainey's dress out of season for $4, and I believe and her tights for $1.99. I love a good sale.
Aren't they pitiful here? Not interested in pictures.
I resurrected this old Gap favorite from Carter's 3 year old Valentine. Perhaps one of my favorites ever.......it included a photo of Carter in this shirt holding daisies out to the camera with the most Eddie Haskell-esque smile ever. I wish so much I had one of those Valentines......this was back in the day when I sent them out and failed to save one for our collection. It was fabulous, people. Trust me.
This just in! Kelly.....pictured below with her cute mom......sent me the long lost Valentine. I love her.
And, here it is. Punkin Carter. Such a cutie.
So, beyond clothes, the house is starting to look love struck as well. I'm enjoying this darling wine glass given to me last year by my
And, this year, she sent me this sweet plaque. I do love her so.
Seasonal basket is dressed and ready.
And, we're in stage one of our hand-made cards. Hearts + dinosaurs + entirely more glue than needed = love.
Family Fun has some cute ideas this year. Click on this link for details.
Love these.....will store the idea in this little noggin of mine for when Lainey is sending Valentines at school.
These are also cute and kid friendly. I love when Valentines are actually prepared by the children.
Be careful, though, with what you're suggesting for your kids and make sure they're age appropriate. Sending these to the 3rd grade? Some one's getting beaten up on the playground.
Martha Stewart does everything perfectly in my opinion, so I have to highlight a few of my favorites this year. Click on this link for instructions on each and for more ideas.
I love, love, love paper crafts and cards at Valentine's Day. There is something so sweet and sincere about sitting down with paper, scissors and glue to make a card or send a message.
Would like to see these heart shaped cones in my kitchen window.
Our kids love candy dots......cute idea to cut them into heart shapes. Know why I love them? Because they keep a 2 and 3 year old busy in the stroller while I shop.
How gorgeous are these? Doubtful the children could replicate, but I like the idea of folding paper and using the old snowflake technique to make the heart beautiful.
Sweet paper cards.....and kids love to fold......I can see them wrapping up these little treasures and loving them.
Have you started yours? Get busy if not.......the big day will be here before you know it!