Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Expressions of love

Art Princess #1 has been in a whirlwind of creating. Valentine's Day just does that to her, apparently. :)

Love letters

Amanda breathlessly exclaimed, "Mom, I need you to tie the ribbons here, but pretend you didn't see the cards." Dutifully I tied the ribbons on the ornate envelopes, still wet with glitter glue. Then she scurried off for a few minutes, later emerging with these:


"Open it, open it!" Inside Amanda wrote:


We wondered aloud why shy wrote "love" twice, and she shrugged her shoulders. "It's because I have so much love for you, Mom. And for Daddy too."

Valentine boxes

Since Amanda hasn't seen her Bay Area cousins for a long time, we decided to make something special for them. We decorated cigar boxes from Michael's with a few licks of acrylic paint, stickers on the lid and inside, and used ModPodge to glue down decorative paper. Amanda did the lion's share of the work, and I did touch ups, sticker arrangement, and the lettering. They came out nicely! Amanda was happily covered in pink and blue paint.







Puppet show

Another Valentine's Day gift from Amanda - a puppet show:
(click photos for larger images)

16 comments:

The Wolff Pack said...

That is too sweet! Doesn't it make you want to cry! They grow up and learn so fast. Amanda is adorable!

Dawn said...

These are such great memories!!i still have the cards made for me over 30 years ago...the time passes so quickly!! this blog will also be a great journal for your children!
dewnie

Kristi Kronz said...

Heather -- what great work you do on your blog! My hubby contacted yours to give you my email. Write me at your convenience and we can try to arrange a get-together if you're still interested.
Blessings, K.

Tiffany said...

The kids look so cute. I love the arts and crafts. Amanda is very creative. I can't believe Abby is already a year old. Time sure flies.

I forgot to tell you before, Congratulations on getting a CT position. That's so exciting. I always love checking out your blog and seeing your latest digi creations.

Becky said...

Those valentines are priceless! So sweet. Love your cigar box idea as well. I may have to save that idea for a "rainy day!"

Donna S. said...

That is too flippin' cute... she loves you so much. You have been busy - your blog looks great!

Lori said...

So adorable!!! She takes after her mommy-totally talented.

Tezra Williams said...

What gorgeous creations!!!! Tell Amanda I especially love her cards, beautifully done!

Angela2932 said...

Whoa!!!! Amanda blows me away with her incredible creativity! I love the cigar boxes! What treasures! I want to be in an arts & crafts class taught by Amanda!

Ann said...

Those cards and notes are precious keepsakes. They are priceless. I still have that kind of thing that my children gave me years ago. They are 32 and 36 now and I still get teary eyed looking in my "memory box".

Linda said...

Heather, those little boxes are so beautiful. I am in awe.

A big awwww on the love notes.

Stacey said...

What a good girl she is!! Love all the wonderful photos!

Cheri said...

The cigar boxes are just delightful! Tell Amanda thanks for a great birthday present idea:) She is super creative (I think I might know where she got that from...)

:)

Becky said...

Those boxes are just sooo cute!! BTW, thanks for leaving some love on my blog too!! :D

debbie said...

way too cute Heather. :)

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lemonandmint said...

heather amanda is such a sweet girl. your lucky to have her as much as she's lucky to have you as a mom. :)

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