For us, Valentine's Day Week started last Friday, February 13th. Lewie had his school Valentine's Day party, and parents were invited to attend. I was thrilled to be able to use my lunch hour to go participate, and Lewie was ecstatic that I was there.
Instead of the usual store-bought Valentine's Day cards, we spent Thursday evening making our own heart cards out of construction paper. We also went to our local pharmacy down the road to buy everyone little gifts. Lewie picked out pretty pens and stickers for the three girls in his class; "cool" little tow trucks for the two boys in his class; a colorful scarf for his art and Spanish teacher, Miss Gabby; and a Willow Tree Angel for his very special kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Kranz.
When we picked out the gifts, Lewie immediately started to daydream about what his classmates might buy him. I stopped him in his tracks: "Lewie, I have an important secret to share with you. Getting presents is nice and it makes us happy, but giving presents to others is pure joy. You'll see." I then proceeded to tell him that we were buying these gifts for our friends because we want to make them happy and to show them how much we love and appreciate them.
|The Willow Tree Angel Lewie chose for his teacher because she loves flowers. |
It's called "Sunshine."
|Making our heart Valentine's Day cards.|
|Lewie w/ Mrs. Kranz and his classmates.|
|Yay for Valentine's Day!!|
|All set to go!|
How was your Valentine's Day?