Valentine’s Days Past

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I remember going pretty crazy for Valentine’s Day last year. Andrew was deep into his balloon sculpting period ;) and he made a bunch of balloon hearts. We used some for a garland and Andrew brought some to school. He also made heart shaped glasses out of cardstock and red cellophane…and when I say “he” made them…I should say “we” made them…as I was extremely involved with putting those glasses together. Isaac wrote individual notes to each of his classmates and they both brought glittery heart-shaped cookies to school.

This year doesn’t feel quite so ambitious (phew!), though I have been decking out their lunches with heart shaped food picks and sneaking in little containers of conversation hearts for them to share with their buds. (Andrew shares his eagerly…and uses the hearts to help motivate the picky eaters to finish their lunches. A role he LOVES, though I’m pretty sure the TA’s at lunch have that covered and don’t really need his help with that. And Isaac has not yet been inspired to share his candies…he’s been more inspired to just eat them all himself. Oh my Isaac!)

I was curious about what else we’ve done in past Valentines Days, so I went through my photo library to find out! Turns out..we’ve done a lot! I organized a collage of the things we’ve done over the past three years so I could record our February merry making.

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The last word isn’t in yet…but I’m not sure that this year will measure up. And…I think I’m okay with that. :)


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I stopped teaching Kindergarten in 2005 to become the mom of two crazy boys here in Brooklyn. At first I thought being a stay at home mom meant that I needed to pour all my time and energy directly into my sons, but I realized somewhere along the way that being a rockstar mom meant not only taking good care of my boys, but also taking good care of myself. And taking good care of myself means pursuing something creative...just about everyday. I started Made In Brooklyn to motivate myself in my creative goals as well as share my work with others and perhaps inspire them in their own creative journeys.
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2 Responses to Valentine’s Days Past

  1. Ruth says:

    Goodness, what a beautiful page! Valentine’s Day is hugely commercial here with cards and flowers, but I don’t know anyone who decorates their home in honour of it. Maybe I should?

  2. Vicki Dill says:

    I feel silly, but I also decorate my home for Valentine’s Day. I wish I could be a fly on the wall and watch Andrew “bribe” the picky eaters!!! What a sweetie! Do you remember heart shaped pancakes? Mom

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