Tuesday, February 14, 2012

making valentines, making home

valentines day by lovelydesign
Today is our first Valentines Day together in our new home. It's been a rough move - I ended up coming down with Pneumonia and let me tell you Pneumonia is no fun in the middle of a mid-January move with two little kids hanging off of you.

But things are beginning to settle in slowly, and little by little this place is beginning to feel like our own (and less like we are squatting in someone else's house!)

I got Addie started early on making Valentines for the kids in her preschool class. Most of our supplies are still packed away and I've been a bit fried, so I just set her up with loads of hand-cut paper and fabric hearts in all sizes, glitter glue, and bits of ribbon and washi tape and let her go at it. She is one enthusiastic maker and happily went at it here and there all week pumping out valentines. We packed them up in glassine pockets with a few sweet stickers and an organic lollipop.

I hope that Addie will carry this love of making her entire life. I have a feeling that she will.

17 comments:

Holly said...

Sounds like a tough way to go through a move but I'm glad you're feeling better now.

That's sweet that Addie was happy to create her Valentines. What a wonderful habit to instill in your daughter.

Erin said...

So funny to see your photos. I had to do a double take and was thinking, "I don't remember her house looking like that." Took me a second to remember that you moved! I've enjoyed your blog for a long time. Thanks for sharing with all of us. :)

leslie said...

i hope you're all better. and i am loving your new home. these posts about little A and her love of being creative always put a smile on my face. i hope anika will be the same one day!

Lisa Pidgeon said...

Pneumonia is bad. I had severe tonsillitis when we moved into our new home. Also with a baby and a new home which needed renovating, I went over to my parents to recover. Looking back I wonder how we did it but we did. 10 years on and the house is still incomplete. Yours, from what I can see in your picture, looks more than ready. I hope you have many happy years there.

stolenchild said...

I cannot wait to see pictures of your new house. Sorry for you and your sickness! You are a trooper!
-Carrie

lifeinredshoes said...

It's so nice to have you back, to see Addie hard at work doing something she loves. I have no doubt that she continue on :)

Anonymous said...

I am so happy you are back writing!

inredningsvis.se said...

I really like your blog:)Great pics and so much inspiration...I wish you a lovely week.
LOVE Maria at inredningsvis.se
(Sweden)

Daniela said...

Your new house already looks warm and beautiful!
Hope you're feeling better Sharilyn! Take care!

Sophie said...

Very sweet. You have such a lovely home :).

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cestMoi Sandy said...

I just found you while I search on Google cause I needed some "new" blogs to be surrounded with! Then I came upon your page where you had just moved and wrote about you getting a pneumonia! I had a pneumonia too right when moving! It sure is no cakewalk! It is exhausting. And the fevers! (I had fevers and was very tired!) The medicine gave me a boost of energy so I felt I could conquer the world!
To later be punished for doing too much! Hope you feel much better now.
It takes a while till you get back to your old self.

Would love for you to come over and give my blog a visit!
www.hello-cestMoi.blogspot.com

Hugs,

Sandy

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