Sunday, February 13, 2011
Not the valentines I planned
We make valentines with Liam every year. Well, this year, of course, it was just me and him. Our little family. I had an idea that he could use this fancy M. Stewart glitter in really pretty colors to embellish the hearts. We mocked up one a week or so ago. Looks great. Liam created random sized patches of glue on a cut out heart, sprinkled on the glitter, and away we went. Two or three colors of glitter, plus the heart color, looked great.
But, when it came to actually making his valentines for school he didn't want to use that glitter. He wanted to use his glitter glue pens. How he loves glitter glue pens. I am continuously covered in little bits of glitter and glue. Always. So, this is what we ended up with. They're actually pretty cute. We'll write the name of each child and "love Liam" on each one in marker.
He does like to participate in the making; last year's valentines are my favorite. But even that first year when he was just 18 months old, he had ideas about which valentines should go to which kids and teachers. Sweet.
No owl update yet; we've had pouring rain in the evening Saturday and again tonight. Although I did hear him/her again this morning around 4AM. I think it is either a Western Screech-Owl or a Northern Saw-whet Owl, which would be cool. Either would be cool. I am obsessed with the idea of an owl nest box. Of course, the trees are in my neighbor's yard. . .and owl nest-boxes are notoriously bad to clean. . .details.