Friday, February 13, 2009

Sweet Valentine

I know I promised belly shots and I didn't forget. I just forgot that I had this batch of pictures ahead of the belly batch. So next post...really!

This has been a week of sweets and treats.
It all started with a trip to the candy boutique with huge swirly lollipops in mind. Kaitlyn and Ethan were watching 'Are we there yet, world adventure' and the kids in the show went to a candy making shop in Spain. The treat they chose was of course swirly lollipops.

We found what we came for and in the flavours and colours we wanted too. (And please do not mind my 'u's in both those words. I am Canadian, Mr. Spellcheck, that is just how we do it here)
The kids are now dancing around the living room pointing to these pictures and listening to "lollipop, lollipop, oh lolli-lollipop, ba,da, boom, boom, boom....on tape. It sounds so old and so rough, but it is so fun!

Colouring was next on our Valentine's list of things to do.
I drew up a quick doodle for the kids, whipped off a bunch of copies and then passed them out. Above is the one that Emily (my 10 yr old sister) coloured.
Then we moved on to cards. Once again doodled and then copies made and folded.
Colouring and gluing was next. 

We intended to mail these off to friends and family but the only recipient of these home made cards ended up being Dave. Ethan shoved his in an envelope and stood by the door waiting to mail it to "daddy, daddy, daddyyyyyy.."
Into the mail box by the door it went.

We did manage to get a few of the colouring (there goes Mr. Spellchecker again) sheets mailed out to little friends and have a stash left here for when little friends come to visit.
If any of you are interested in a copy I can make an downloadable copy for the next post.
I hope you all have a sweet Valentine's Day!


Anonymous said...

I think that the googly eyes on the Valentines are perfect! They add a fun touch!

Anonymous said...

hI everyone,
Have a wonderful valentines day. It is always great to be able to be close to you through your blog. Even when I was in the Dominican!
Hope to see you soon. Lots of hugs, kisses and of course lollipops!
Grandma and poppa

Gayle said...

Happy Valentine's Day!

mamatucci said...

Happy valentines day! Wow,you will have to tell us how to get to that cute little store. Matteo loved the picture of the lollipops. And we always go to store like that in BC.

Erlandson Family said...

oo,ooo, ooo.. i love the card with the lil' boy kissing the lil' girl!! very cute!

Hannah said...

Wow, those lollipops are pretty big!! You don't often see them that big here, but they look so pretty :-)

The cards are EVER so cute!

Elaine A. said...

Those drawings are so precious. I just love your illustrations of little people! : ) Happy (late) Valentine's Day!

BeachMama said...

Oh I want one of those suckers.

Your Valentine's are awesome, love them all.

Happy Valentine's.

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful Valentine's Day with your family! I love the cards you quickly doodled and they customized. And those swirly lollipops are so pretty!!

Anonymous said...

It is sure nice to have a talented mom, to make "special" Valentine cards. Those are great Anna, and I do think the eyes added just finish them off. Hope you and Dave had a great Valentine's Day! X0

Stacie said...

so talented!

love the pictures of the kids with their lollies. :D

Ara said...

I want one of those lollipops!!! They look yummy! Where did you get them? Great doodling too! It answered my question when I first came to your site...does she make her border and header? You do, don't you! Fun! You are so creative!

R Family of 4 said...

My kids LOVE the candy store! What creative valentines, puts my store bought ones to shame ;-)