I love the fact that Sammy and Sara Rose are still young enough that Valentine’s Day is simple and fun. Just a bunch of friends exchanging cards and candy. No expectations. No pressure. They were super excited about making these valentine bookmarks for their friends. I got the idea from the ever fabulous Gabrielle Blair over at http://www.designmom.com/2009/02/olives-valentine-bookmarks/ Of course, her version was perfection. Ours’ has a more “home made” quality, but the girls were so happy making them it made the whole family excited.
For years Joe and I had a great Valentine’s Day tradition. It always felt a little funny to us actually going out to a romantic dinner on the holiday. You look around at all the other tables and it’s like everyone’s there supposed to be having an intimate, special night, but you’re all there together. It’s kind of weird…and funny. So, because going to the movies is my absolute favorite activity, we used to organize all day movie marathons on Valentine’s Day. It’s fun because you have to make a sport of it–coordinating movie times and going from one theater to the next. You also have to vary the types of movies. Like it’s okay to throw a serious one in there, but you always want to end with a happy one. One year we started with “Fight Club.” That was poor planning on our part. Anyway, with kids and babysitters, the tradition has been put to rest for awhile, but I think we’ll need to bring it back soon. In the meantime, I hope my Valentine likes bookmarks!