Monday, February 4, 2013

Valentine's Day Countdown- Day 1 and 2

Valentine's Day is my third favorite holiday (Thanksgiving and Christmas coming in first and second).  I like to make it special for the girls and have a little something to do with them every day except Sundays when we don't have much time with church and my mandatory "Mommy Naptime".
Sir Luvsalot made his first appearance last year and the girls thought he was so awesome!  I got a pack of these at JoAnn's on sale two years ago and put him into action last year. The treasure chest is an addition this year and the girls love to see if Sir Luvsalot has brought them a message.  It's the first thing they look for when they wake up.
On Day 1, I always have them help me decorate the dining room.  All I use are cheap decor from the dollar store or things I get at the end of the season sale.
I put everything in a pile and I let them discover this thing that Sir L brings. 
Here is a list of what I have:
~Heart Garland- Dollar Store
~Vases- One from a bouquet, one from the Dollar store, and one from a discount store for 69 cents
~Window clings- Dollar store
~Magnets- Walmart for 50 cents each
~Heart Candle- Discount store for 89 cents
~Hearts on a stick- pack of 8 at Dollar store
~Tinsel like stuff- Dollar store
~Hearts on a wire(kinda like tinsel)- Dollar store
~ Fake roses- Dollar store
~ Heart Place mats- on sale at JoAnns
When the girls opened the box, I got to read what Sir L had to say:
The girls love decorating so they took it in speed! 
 Don't have much because I was facilitating, but I snuck one in!
Here is the end product:

The heat was blowing the garland when I snapped this one.

Something simple, yet special to make the atmosphere different.

On day 2, I really didn't really have anything special planned.  Emma got to read the note this time, and this is what it read:

 This totally thrilled them because they normally don't get these. 

As you can tell, they were silly with happiness!
Stay tuned to see what else we have planned!  Simple yet special things are what makes memories!
Love, Mel 

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