I L*O*V*E You

First off, I want to say thank you to so many of you who have sent Facebook messages, emails or words through my mom :) to let me know that you enjoy this blog.  The message I keep hearing is, "Don't stop writing!"  Well, while I have stepped away from writing before, I'm not planning on doing it any time again soon.  I may not have a post on here every day but this has been the best place for me to journal our family moments and my crazy thoughts on life so you can be sure I'll keep on writing.  Although, let's be real - you really love this blog because of the adorable children whose faces adorn it!  I can't say I can argue with that.  But just so you know, even though pictures come first...

I am so thankful for your sweet comments and love you right back!

Now!  On to LOTS of pictures that have to do with a day devoted to L*O*V*E!

Our family "heart attacked" our house to get in the mood for Valentine's Day.  Each of us wrote something we love about every person in our family on a heart and we hung them on our cupboards.  These are a few of my favorites:

Jake was being a smart-aleck and wasn't writing a heart for me.  I was a bit upset since I wrote a heart for him and thought it only fair to get one from my one true love.  But then I woke up in the morning to this:
If that doesn't make your heart melt, then you are made of stone.  Just saying.

You can be sure I'll be taking all of our hearts down and putting them in a scrapbook!  It will be so fun to do this year after year and to see how the kids change with each other, don't you think?

We had our first official shot at making a Valentine mailbox for the school party and I'm here to tell you that we failed.  Miserably!  I would like to contend that it should be put in the newsletter that making a mailbox isn't just making a mailbox.  It's an all-out war between parents on who is the most creative.  From Star Wars to Spongebob to Spiderman, there were pieces of art mailboxes all around.  And Cole showed up with his construction paper and markered football mailbox. 
 While he wasn't too upset, I knew the truth.  Thank goodness there's always next year...and that preschoolers don't choose their friends based on the parents' performance...that doesn't happen till at least 1st grade, right?

Cole had his Valentine's party at school and I was able to be there because my great and just all around incredible friend, Stacie, watched the kids for me.  To say thanks, I got some great shots of her son, Will, too.  And if you haven't heard much about Will, that means you haven't talked with Cole.  Will is Cole's very.best.friend.


It's going to be a sad day when we have to move (more on that later).

But this was a day for sugar and cards and L*O*V*E!

Enjoy this sequence of what I call "Fine, I'll stand here and smile for you" pictures.

 Cole told me he "liked-ed" the cookies :)

The class played this game similar to a cake walk but when the music stopped, the kids had to find a heart and hug whoever was on the heart with them, sharing that L*O*V*E.  It was SO cute!

 I love the look on this little girl's face...she obviously was NOT a fan of being on the same heart with a boy. 

 This one is blurry but I love the boys' faces in it...Cole made sure never to be with a girl...which sort of makes this momma happy.  :)

Only one heart left means a HUGE class group hug!

 See the little girl sitting next to Cole?  That's his first-ever crush.  He told me he thinks she's pretty and nice and he likes her because she is little...which I'm not sure exactly what that means.  I really think she's the only girl in his class who doesn't boss him around and he likes that!  And I'm okay with it because she sang me "The B-I-B-L-E" one day when I was volunteering.  She is just the sweetest thing.

 Will was SO excited there was not only cards but CANDY in his mailbox too!  His expressions were hilarious.
One last shot of best friends...can you tell it was painful?  We really need to work on not saying "cheese" for pictures.  Oh well...you may not be able to feel the love toward my camera and me, but there's definitely love between these two buddies!


~joanne said...

Ahhh..such fun memories that you are recording!
And really a purple Mailbox for Cole?

Megan said...

I was trying to make it "Valentines-y" which is why I chose purple! Again - poor guy!! Now we know better and next year, those Cheeseheads he'll be going to school with won't know what to do with the awesomeness of his mailbox! lol

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