Tuesday, February 14, 2012

A Day of Love


 This day of love started with s'mores for breakfast.  Nothing like getting the kids sugared up in the first 10 minutes of the day. I took today off work and enjoyed time in Ellia's preschool classroom, went to lunch with Mr. Hotsie and the kids, and reveled in a slower pace today.   

We sat around a table enjoying good food and time together. 
A piece of vintage fabric from the thrift store, scrap book paper placecards, mini takeout boxes with fortune cookes, candles, and flowers......all these details were put in their place with love.   
 Jenni and I made tissue paper flowers and the kids were bursting with excitement for this memorable night.
Fun was had by all!

 The five little darlings scurried through the house on a scavenger hunt to find clues that led them to their gifts in the bathtub.  We used personalized clues but I adusted them so anyone can use them.  Feel free to tweak and print the clues below for your own hunt!
These big red lips were 90% off after Halloween and they were a fun addition to our evening!  Well it wasn't all fun...there was some gagging when little pieces of wax broke off into mouths. 
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Clue # 1-handed to your child

It’s Valentine’s Day and we love you,
So use your mind to find your clue.

On this special day of love,
You’ll find your clue where we keep your glove.

Clue #2-(Hidden in the glove bin)

Socks and shirts and undies too,
We like to keep clothes clean for you.
We wash our clothes and dry them too,
This is where you’ll find your clue.


Clue # 3-(Hidden in the Washer or Dryer)

This is where we eat each night,
Sometimes it can be quite a sight.

Look under where we set our food,
This clue will put you in a great mood!


Clue #4-(Hidden under the Kitchen Table)

This here will be your final clue,
Go look where we keep the soap and shampoo
Here you play with toys and wash your hair,
So pull back the curtain, you’ll find your gifts there.


Gifts are hidden in the bathtub!

1 comment:

Lee Pop said...

I love your cute decorations! You made Valentine's Day so special for your family! Do you guys always eat on floor-pillows like that? Very cool! Also...I LOVE the clue game that you made for the kids. LOVE it!! So cute! You're making the best memories for your children!