Little A asked me the day before Valentine's Day why I didn't have any decorations up. Ha!
I guess since I had the house decorated for fall, then Thanksgiving, then Christmas and even a little bit for winter, he expected something for Valentine's Day too!
I figured I better get to it, so I made the above banner out of construction paper and yarn. He was impressed that I actually made it myself, instead of buying a custom-made fabric one this time!
I also made some cute little hearts out of construction paper and felt stick-on hearts (that I bought at Hobby Lobby last year to make baseball valentines and still had left over).
I attached them to yarn and hung them from the boys' bedroom door frames. They thought it was so cool waking up to this surprise on Valentine's morning!
Big A sent these to me a day early, because he knew that I would not be home during the day on Valentine's Day. What a sweet surprise!
The boys also enjoyed waking up to some Valentine's Day treats, which mostly came from the dollar bins at Target!
Little A enjoyed giving his teacher this little gift, also from the dollar bins!
Both boys chose to wear their new sweaters (which I got at the Children's Place outlet for only $6.99 apiece!) to school that day, so I of course had to get a picture. So handsome!
The boys helped me decorate some cute little Valentine cupcakes. Toppers and wrappers were also from the dollar bins! Can you tell I love Target and their dollar bins? ;)
I made little molten lava cakes for Big A and I. They are basically chocolate cupcakes with a hershey kiss baked into the middle, topped with chocolate sauce and strawberries. Yum!
To top it off, Big A took me out for dinner and to do a little shopping...kid free! :)
I hope you had a wonderful Valentine's day with loved ones, celebrating not only your love for one another but God's overwhelming love for you as well!
About the Author: Erin Vick Franklin is the founder and director of Worthy of the Prize. Erin has a BBA in Marketing and Management from TCU and a Masters of Christian Education in Church Recreation from Southwestern Seminary. She is a published, award-winning author and poet. Purchase her book Worthy of the Prize Sports Camps: A Church's Guide to Implementing an Effective, Community-Reaching Christian Sports Camp to be used as an outreach tool for your church or mission organization. Erin is the wife of A, a Worship Pastor, and a work-at-home-momma to 2 crazy little boys, a and e.