But, now that our family is expanding or perhaps because our Elizabeth is growing up so fast and I have started to realize that she only has 5 years after this school year before she goes off to college, we have began to make a concentrated effort to spend more time together as a family creating traditions and memories that will stick with the kids as they grow. It is actually interesting to me that this concept has only recently hit me. Perhaps it is because Elizabeth was born when I was so young and then there were so many years between her and Jo. During those years we were a very nontraditional family and she was my awesome sidekick that explored the world with me. Perhaps that is why it did not really hit me until recently to try to establish some some of traditions that the kids can hold on to when they are older.
So, I decided that it would be a great idea if we would make the Valentine's cards for Jo's class. There are only 10 cards to be made, so I thought that this would be a great thing to do together. And ultimately, it was!
Elizabeth took a little longer to warm up to the idea...Mom, how long do we have to do this?
Valentine in his diaper. That's sweet, but no thanks, Gabe. I'll pass.
I am still kind of new at this whole documenting the production of something, so I forgot to take a picture of all the finished cards! They were really cute, though, and a big hit in Jo's class.
I did get a picture of this, though....