We spent Valentines Day at home this year. There were lots of opportunities to leave or do something but due to an upcoming trip we really wanted to try to stay healthy.
The girls are really into holidays. The decorations, food and probably in this case the candy. We also did our traditional chocolate covered strawberries with Grandma and Grandpa Maloney. A very yummy tradition indeed.
One of the best things that I started this year was to hide paper hearts around the house with secret messages on them as their valentine surprise. My sister did the heart scavenger hunt and I added writing on white paper with white crayon onto the idea .
I wrote each kids name on the back with a number 1-7. Then they switched hearts and hid each other’s.
I think by the end of the game Lillian was mad because Norah couldn’t remember where her heart was hid. Leeland told Norah were her last heart was hidden. Dear me we had to stop like two times and apologize and get control.
After the game I told them that part two was water coloring the hearts to reveal their message. They didn’t realize that that it was there! It was fun to write the messages on their hearts and for them to paint to reveal the message.
Before we painted we were going to take a Valentine picture. More fighting about who holds Amelia and spots on the bench. Mom has a time out this time.
… life is challenging …. even on a day focused on Love like Valentines Day!
We apologized again. Took a cute picture and moved on. Valentine’s Day gave us plenty of opportunities to CHOOSE to love each other as God loves us. For bible that day we have been studying the events leading up to Jesus dying on the cross. Yesterday’s lesson was when He dies for all our sins. A perfect Valentine message to us all I think!