Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day

Our Valentine's party got called off due to the snow, but that doesn't mean we can't celebrate, right?  We made valentines, hung our obligatory pink pom poms (which will stay up at least until Lily's birthday in April, but have occasionally stayed up until the following year's Christmas season!  Yikes!), and made some strawberry heart thumb print cookies, as requested by Ben.

And, after unsuccessfully starting two books, I finally settled on one of Zosia's books.   Have you guys read the Penderwick books?  They are so sweet, and just about right for my current attention span.

I promised Ben I would be his valentine, but I must admit, there are five very adorable family members who are vying for my love!  Well, even with two new twinsies, I think Ben is the winner.  And we're actually going out on a date this weekend.  Eee!


eKay said...

Cookie, cards, dates, 5 valentines...sounds like another adventurous day with the Paz-Collins family. All my love to you on this day for celebrating love and each other. LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE (one love for each of you...and Selma!)

Ms. T. said...

Oh how I love the Penderwick's! A few other great reads:
* The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, Kate DiCamillo (rather ANYTHING by her... she's am amazing story-teller!)
* Savvy, Ingrid Law
* The One and Only Ivan, Katherine Applegate

Melissa said...

Thought you might enjoy another family's take on holding out a 3-D Tootsie Pop in a 2-D fist:

Adele said...

Sending all our love to you, Emily! You are always loved in these parts. :-)

Adele said...

Oh, I'm so thankful for the suggestions, Michelle! Zosia has been racing through books, and it's difficult to keep her supplied with something good. Also, I am loving all of the wonderful books I'm discovering on this end of parenting.

Adele said...

That is so silly, Melissa! I'm glad to know that the idea can be versatile over the years. :-)

Katie Williams said...

You are an inspiration.