I know! I know! I'll bring the camera into the house. I promise!
Tonight when I got home, I asked Gracie and Luke if they wanted to make Valentines with me. I've mentioned Valentines before and they seem to know what they are. I thought it might be fun if I combined 2 of their favorite things: sitting at their little table and coloring with markers.
I've kept a pack of construction paper around for quite some time, so I took out many sheets (not caring what colors they were) and began cutting hearts. Gracie and Luke were beside themselves with excitement. "Heart! Mommy, it's a heart!"
I had Gracie and Luke tell me who they wanted to send Valentines too and I took 5 seconds to address each of the hearts and write a quick, "Happy Valentine's Day!" Then, they were passed off, a la assembly line mode, to each Twinsie to draw and color on. This kept us occupied for the better part of 45 whole minutes! Seriously! Forty-five minutes!
Gracie and Luke were extremely proud of their Valentines and kept getting up to run and show Daddy what they were creating. We had a bit of a battle when Gracie and Luke both wanted the purple marker, but other than that, everything was great.
Well, everything was great until I realized that my Crayola markers are so old that they aren't washable. Yep. Not washable. I know this because I left Gracie and Luke in the tub for 35 minutes and they still have marker on their hands.
I really need to be more careful than that!
So, keep your eyes open! Who knows? Maybe one of our Valentines will be coming your way!