I think last year I made the declaration that Valentines day would be about family love…and I still agree. While I didn’t decorate like I plan to in the future- we did create and mail our own valentines, I plan to cook heart something for breakfast…and I did start a little tradition that I hope lasts for a long time.
I love books. I want my children to love books. Josiah always has and Regan is coming around. Maya…well…let’s just say I don’t often sit around reading my 3 month old books- a pipe dream that only happened with the first child, barely. We own a great selection of board books and thanks to my teaching years, I have boxes full of elementary age books. But my motto is- you can never own too many. So, with that, this year-2014 (how appropriate – 2…14…) begins a tradition of gifting a book to each child on Valentines Day. These won’t be valentines books necessarily, but more importantly they will be about love.
This year’s choices:
For Maya chose a gorgeous book called Monday Hearts for Madalene. It isn’t exactly a kids book, more just a beautiful “coffee table” book that I think it’ll look beautiful on her shelf in her new nursery. ha!
For Josiah I chose this cute little board book called Hug. He is the best hugger I know…so I thought it was appropriate. Plus he loves all animals- it’s a win win. It’s pretty wordless, but he likes to make up his own stories anyway.
For Regan I chose a sweet board book called Counting Kisses. I think he’ll love this one because he is kinda into kisses and counting…and by into, I mean obsessed. And he is really into repetitive book reading, so this felt like one I could read 10x in a row no problem.
And then to make it easy on Bart I picked out a book for myself too…perhaps a tradition I will continue, hehe. We are in the process of buying a new house so I am constantly pinning decorating ideas and drooled over this book- so thank you Bart. The book is called Creative Family Home: Imaginative and Original Spaces for Modern Family Living. I am hoping it will give me even more inspiration. I love beautiful books like these. And I love amazon.
Happy Valentines Day! Praying you feel loved today.