Monday, February 13, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day

There are so many fun and clever Valentine ideas out there.  Every time I pick up a magazine or look online I find another idea that is cuter than the last.  Valentine treats.  Valentine sweets.  Valentine cards.  Valentine food.  Valentine TOMS (would LOVE a pair!).

Anyway, I thought I would share a couple Valentines we've made.  Last year we used an idea I found online, and it worked perfectly for preschool because it didn't require any writing.  Owen simply helped me cut the slits in the photo paper and insert the lollipops. 

And here are the valentine cards we made for Owen to pass out this year in kindergarten.  Again, we took a photograph but gave it a new spin.  (Go ahead...burst my bubble.  I hope your Valentine's Day is bursting with fun!).  I love the way it's boyish and cute all at the same time.  Owen wrote out all the names and we stapled each card to a pack of bubble gum.  

Hope you have a LOVEly Valentine's Day!

Thursday, February 02, 2012

I Heart Owen

Three things about Owen that make me smile.

This picture:

                                (I love you. I am sorry Gavin. You are my best friend.)

This video:

This story:
First, you must know that Owen requires A LOT of bathroom breaks when we're on roadtrips. So to avoid a number of stops we have been known to let Owen pee in a bottle once or twice. (Too much information? Well just wait.) So on our most recent trip home from Southern California we made use of an empty Gatorade bottle to take care of Owen's business. And somehow the bottle got left in the car after we unloaded our things.
The next day I picked Owen up from school and headed inside the house with Gavin. Owen lingered in the car for a moment or two, then bounded through the front door and made a beeline to the kitchen saying, "I need a drink of water!"
Okay, I thought. He must be really thirsty. It didn't even hit me until about a half hour later when Owen hesitantly said, "Mom, I drank my own pee."