We are so lucky to be a part of an amazing group of bloggers that participated in a really fun Valentine exchange for the kids this year. Organized by the fabulous Chrissy, of Simple Joys blog, eleven of my favorite mommy bloggers and their kiddos sent each other the sweetest Valentine's you ever did see. We did a similar Valentine's exchange last year and I was just blown away by how little Mac looked in those photos, compared to this year. Man, time is flying by.
I'll start off my admitting that I "accidentally" signed us up for two separate Valentine exchanges and didn't realize my mistake until the last minute, so it was a bit of a scramble on my part to correct my epic screw-up without throwing off everyone's timing (other exchange post coming next week - it'll be like deja vu). Sleep deprivation and life in general have been kicking my ass lately and I'm a walking disaster these days. Don't even get me started on my "to do" list, which I've stopped even looking at for fear of having a heart attack.
Anywho. For this Valentine, we did a simple printable, paired with gummy worms. You can't go wrong with gummy worms - Mac nearly ate an entire bag as we were preparing them. We (tried to) put 12 gummy worms in each bag (and work on our counting as we did that), but I noticed that a few of the worm magically "disappeared" and someone was no longer hungry for dinner. Well, well.
We paired our gummy worm treat, with a "LOVE" card I made using photos of the kids hands and feet. Mac is the top row and Mim is the bottom row. I love the way it turned out, although I was really hoping to use puckered lips for the "O." However, toddlers and babies are incredibly difficult models and very rarely ever perform on command (even for treats), so we went with what we could get.
I even put my "cool mom" hat on and let him have strawberry shortcake flavored popcorn before breakfast. I think I scored some points with him on that one.
Of course, Mim was totally excited to get some Valentines too. It was so sweet of everyone to include her in the exchange, even though she has no clue what's going on and just wanted to eat all the cards. She's also now covered in glitter, which is going to be impossible to get off of her. I just finally got all the glitter off of her from Christmas.
This was so much fun! A huge thanks to Chrissy for organizing and including us in the exchange and my sincerest apologies to everyone participating again, for being a disorganized mess.
Here's a list of everyone that participated if you want to go check them out too!
Did you exchange Valentines this year?