Love is in the air!
I just love the month of February! As you may have read last week, I became a mom for the first time in the month of February 2010 and I think that is when the love for this month really began! I love finding little special things I can do with the boys and the hubby during the days that lead up to the big day. I have been leaving little hearts with affirmations on them each day and watching them smile as they read them is the best! I even did some for the hubby this year. Something free and simple that anyone can do!
This is a fun Valentine's game I have been playing with the boys for the last week. I learned about this game last year from the MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) group I am in. It is so simple, fun and the kids love it! All you need is conversation hearts, a dice and this paper for scoring! Sorry the paper has obviously been "loved on". Give everyone a few hearts to start with, roll the dice and then follow the instructions! My 8, 5 and 2 year old all love the game! Enjoy!
I came across this blog post with Valentine day ideas for couples and found some great ideas, especially when you have little ones and can't get away for a date. I don't know about you but sometimes the hubby gets neglected because I am giving so much to the 3 boys. I am trying to be better with that this year and am surprising my hubby tomorrow night with a date night to a secret location and he has no idea what we are doing! I love surprises. We have not had a date night in a long time so I am excited. I am probably wearing my long red maxi dress but not sure yet!
The full list on this blog can be found here and these are a few of my favorites:
* On small pieces of paper, write down every kind of kiss that you can think of (examples: passionate, on the cheek, etc.). Then fill an inexpensive red felt bag with your “kisses” and give it to your spouse. Ask your spouse to pull several pieces of paper from the felt bag, and then give your sweetheart whatever kind of kiss is described.
* Make a book about why you love your spouse and why you are thankful for him/her. The woman who sent this idea wrote, “He loved it! Said it was the best gift he has ever gotten. And it helped me to focus on the things I love about my husband and not his shortcomings.”
* Take your sweetie on a scavenger hunt. Ask him/her to answer riddles to find the clues to items that you placed somewhere around town. The last item should give instructions that lead to your Valentine’s Day activities.
* After enjoying a candlelight dinner for two at home, give your spouse a massage and watch a romantic movie. The woman who suggested this wrote, “Last Valentine’s Day when I got home from work, my husband … had our bedroom set up with a candlelit table for two. He is NOT a cook but he made an awesome meal … grilled steak, sautéed shrimp in lemon, garlic, and butter, a vegetable, and [he] bought a chocolate fountain that was flowing—surrounded by fresh fruit for dipping. After dinner he led me over to his homemade massage table. … We ended our special night with a romantic movie.”
* If possible, go on a date with your spouse to a restaurant that you enjoyed when you first met. After you order your meal, take some time to write down favorite memories from the past year. Then share your lists.
* Create an intimate Valentine’s Day evening at home, without the children. The woman who suggested this idea said that she and her husband “enjoyed planning the menu, shopping for the meal, and ultimately preparing the meal together. Cooking to soft, romantic music can really be a turn on! While dining, the same soft, romantic music is a wonderful mood-setter. Dinner was followed by just the two of us having the whole dance floor, our den, to ourselves. I won’t say what all this led to, but it was a truly romantic night that would not have happened at the local restaurant!”
* Order food from a take-out restaurant and have a picnic for all the Valentines in your family on your living room floor. The person who suggested this said, “The kids look forward to this every year. When we tried to change it, they wouldn’t allow it ... it has become a tradition. The kids see the value of family and a loving marriage.”
* Privacy and weather permitting, watch a romantic movie on your deck or patio.
* If you are separated across the miles, send a care package filled with things that are red.
* Make a meal with symbols of love. Examples: Write I love you with string beans, make a tart in the shape of a heart …
*Hide little heart candies in your spouse’s shoes, coat, car, etc. The woman who suggested this said that she’s been doing this for decades.
* Fill a jar with Valentine candy and notes for your spouse. Examples of notes are: Good for a backrub, 10 kisses, etc. Individually roll each note and tie it with a ribbon.
*Write a poem for your spouse and frame it.
* On individual note cards, write why you love your spouse. Insert these cards in a small photo album. The woman who suggested this idea began her album with a honeymoon picture and introductory note card, and ended it with a love note.
*Surprise your husband when he comes home from work on February 14. Place a welcome sign on the kitchen table and leave a trail of red foil-wrapped Hershey kisses to your bedroom.
*Make a special “14 Reasons I Love You” Valentine’s Day breakfast for your sweetheart. On his/her plate, leave a letter or card listing 14 reasons that you love your spouse.
*After your spouse goes to bed, tape notes to his car’s steering wheel with reasons that you love him, or decorate the bathroom mirror with lipstick kisses or Valentine’s window clings.
I hope you like those ideas as much as I did and that you find some inspiration! I have a few in mind that I am going to do this year!
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Happy Valentine's Day Lovely Ladies!
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