Our family is not really romantic and doesn’t go wild for Valentine Day. My husband and I don’t buy flowers or give each other gifts – we agreed on that very early in our dating days. We are quite satisfied with flowers growing in our garden:
However, we couldn’t resist getting into mad crafting in the days leading to Valentine Day – in addition to 24 Valentines for her school mates, Smarty still had some special Valentines to make.
Watercolor postcard for someone special. It was my idea. Smarty’s idea was different, so this someone special is getting two cards.
A picture frame – a surprise for Babushka and Dedushka that sadly still didn’t leave since I didn’t have a chance to get to the post office. So this is a virtual preview.
Making a heart sun catcher with painted petals from the same flower bush in the first picture.
”Russian cat” with Russian letters made during her Russian class. Smarty’s Russian tutor actually teaches her reading and writing, not only speaking. Smarty is making speedy progress and surprises me by recognizing all letters and being able to read simple words in Russian.`And this is another card for “someone special” fully executed by Smarty (except for me cutting out a big heart) complete with an acrostic poem.
I hope that our sweet Smarty is not disappointed about her Valentine’s Day. I am happy that I could be here for her – I was expected to be on a business trip that has been moved by a week. She has so much love lately that every day feels like a Valentine’s Day with her.