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  • Feb 10, 2012
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“OK,” Erik pronounced, as we pulled out the Valentine supplies, “we are not staying up late. Every year we lose track of time and everyone stays up half the night.”

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But Erik is the worst of all, he makes heart confetti and carefully glues it into place…

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must have a nice border…

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My creations are pretty, but rather typical and kind of dull. But the boys and Mary are wildly creative, crafting Valentines I couldn’t have imagined.

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The love plane.

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It’s serious work.

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Yes, Stefan is tracing a rose. Don’t ask me why.

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Gluing kisses on one lucky valentine.

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And yes, we stayed up way too late.

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The result was a pile of love notes big and small (Gabe wrote all of his on tiny scraps for some reason).

Some of the highlights:

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a math worksheet for Erik

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a fancy violin from Hans

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note the beautiful bouquet

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short and sweet

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and silly

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Mary stuck to a formula for her brothers– describe them by they letters of their name

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a little negotiating (Xander got a jug of apple juice for his birthday and it’s a hot commodity)

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Some things are worth missing a little sleep.

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6 Comments

  1. Reply

    Elizabeth

    February 10, 2012

    I loved this.

  2. Reply

    Elizabeth

    February 10, 2012

    p.s. Linked to you from Catherine’s blog (wildnprecious.com). I love her!

  3. Reply

    jen

    February 10, 2012

    very cool!

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    KS Photography

    February 10, 2012

    love this. i’m excited to do this with my brood once they’re a bit older.

  5. Reply

    Life Trekking Mama

    February 16, 2012

    HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY MICHELLE & FAMILY 🙂

    Love,
    Cuz’n A.

  6. Reply

    Melanie

    February 16, 2012

    I absolutely love hauling out all of the Valentine’s Day supplies…the papers & doilies, the glitter & candy hearts. Making home-made Valentines is a cherished tradition! I love how your family does this all together, thanks so much for sharing! I love the humor & encouraging words they included in their Valentines, beautiful!

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