Valentine’s Recap: A week in the Life

This is going to be a running diary… Valentine’s Recap of the past week.

Friday February 10 2017

This week has been pretty full. We did a lot of projects and had a lot of fun.

Allie and mommy did not make the crafts we planned to do because I did not have the supplies we needed. So we improvised and made some quick Valentine’s for the family.

Valentine’s Day Scrapbook page

 

 

 

 

Allie decided to take a break and have a snack.

 

Saturday February 11 2017

Allie’s daddy and I celebrated Valentine’s Day together. Allie spent the night with her mom-mom and cousin Kaila.

We stayed the night at a Courtyard Marriot Suite. Which I will say now was really not worth the money we spent for one night. But, if you don’t mind spending a chunk of money to sleep and shower it was a pretty nice room.

Sunday February 12 2017

Went to my moms with breakfast for everyone. Sat around and talking and relaxing for a bit before going home.

Monday February 13 2017

Today, I woke up feeling like death warmed over. I got nothing done and pretty much just relaxed and drank lots of hot tea.

Tuesday February 14 2017

It isn’t even 8:30 on this Tuesday morning and I am at the bottom of my coffee cup contemplating another. Allie isn’t yet awake and I should still be in bed. But I am a masochist…. no, not really. I just wanted to get some things done before she woke up…

Breakfast is made and waiting for her. The pan I used to cook is clean. A load of laundry is started.

And the geese are celebrating Valentine’s Day. There are two, right now, out back in the field. They are honking like crazy just walking along next to each other. Honestly, if the sound wasn’t so annoying I’d say it was pretty romantic.

If Allie doesn’t wake up by 9:00 I am going to have to wake her up myself. I don’t like the idea of that, but if I don’t she will take a very late afternoon nap and then be up all night. The sacrifices we make as moms.

How was your Valentine’s Day? Did you celebrate yet or are you waiting for the weekend?

Are you planning a family celebration or are you having a romantic evening out?

Whatever you plan to do, I hope you have a wonderful, loving experience.

Hello, my name is Kristen Osborne I am a happy mother of one beautiful little girl. Very into the internet and trying out new things.

Valentine’s Day Crafts to make with your Toddler

I claim there ain’t another saint as great as Valentine.” -Ogden Nash

Valentine’s Day crafts are a great way to bond with your little ones. I love watching Allie discover different ways to express herself, even if she gets a little messy. It is so amazing how her mind works. She is such a quick learner.

Since she is now old enough to understand paint and crafts a little better, I wanted to do something fun for Valentine’s Day.

I searched Pinterest for some toddler appropriate Valentine’s Day Craft ideas. It did not disappoint.

So I now present to you the crafts I will be making with Allie and a few others you can try with your little one. I have chosen three crafts for each age group from one to preschooler.

These are so cute!

Valentine’s Day Crafts

For your one year old

Handprint Monkey Valentine

Cotton Ball Heart Painting

Homemade Valentine Wreaths

For your two year old

From the Bottom of my feet…er heart

Simple Yarn Valentine

Tissue Paper Valentine Wreath

 

For your Three Year Old

Kid’s Heart Sun  Catchers

Heart Hippo Craft

DIY Valentine Paper Roll Owls

 

For your Preschooler

Love Bug Craft Stick

Dot Painting

Simple Heart Craft

These Crafts would be great for your little one to make for dad or grandma and grandpa.

I will be adding pictures of Allie’s finished crafts in the next few days. I am so excited to get started!

A little history on Valentine’s Day for those of you who are interested.

February 14th was the feast date of at least three different martyrs named St. Valentine, and, in the Middle Ages, over fifty St. Valentines were celebrated over the course of the year. One of these, a Roman priest, has inspired several legends, all of which arose long after his death. According to one, he was sentenced to death in pagan Rome for encouraging young people to marry within the Christian Church. Before his execution, the story goes, he sent a letter to a young woman whom he had cured of blindness, signing the missive “from your Valentine.”

In 1381, Geoffrey Chaucer made the first recorded connection between St. Valentine’s Day and love in his poem “The Parliament of Fowls,” identifying the day as the time when “every foul cometh ther to choose his mate.” French and English writers of the 14th and 15th centuries also allude to the day as one reserved for lovers. Manufactured Valentine’s Day cards first appeared in England in the 1800s, and by 1835, over 60,000 Valentine’s Day cards were being sent in England alone.

I hope you find inspiration to get crafty and have some fun with your little one this Valentine’s Day.

Do you have a tradition with your little one’s for Valentine’s Day? Do you carry on a tradition from your childhood? Let me know in the comments.

Have a great Valentine’s Day with your family!!

Hello, my name is Kristen Osborne I am a happy mother of one beautiful little girl. Very into the internet and trying out new things.