Tuesday, February 14, 2012

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:Feb11_V6
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.
Feb11_V2Watercolor postcard for someone special. It was my idea. Smarty’s idea was different, so this someone special is getting two cards.
Feb11_V4A 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.
Feb11_V5Making a heart sun catcher with painted petals from the same flower bush in the first picture.
Feb11_V8”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.`Feb11_V7And 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.

11 comments:

hey said...

So nice that she is learning Russian. She's had a busy Valentines! :)

jeannine: waddleeahchaa.com

MaryAnne said...

Wonderful Valentine crafts! That is great that she is learning to read and write Russian! And I'm glad your business trip was changed so you could be there with her today!

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

That is a lot of crafting! We're like you, we don't celebrate Valentine's Day as a couple - never have - but it is fun with the children.

Kelly said...

This is so sweet Natalie! Her crafts are wonderful and I bet she is very happy you're home.
Kelly at Little Wonders' Days

Phyllis said...

It sounds like she has had a lot of Valentine's crafting! I love that she is learning Russian! She is so smart!

Debbie said...

Michael usually buys me a single rose, this year though I told him it was time to focus on Selena. Then he got news he would be out of town.

Ticia said...

I'm not at all surprised how quickly she's catching on :)

Susan said...

We don't really do Valentine's Day either, but I like to do some special things for the girls.

It looks like Anna had loads of fun crafting, and it's so great about her doing so well with learning Russian!

Christy said...

Tom and I don't celebrate Valentine's Day as a couple at all. The kids like to have fun with the day though. Glad you got to be home!

Nicole {tired, need sleep} said...

I think Valentine's Day appeals to kids so much more than adults.

I just love the last line about every day being Valentine's Day - Matthew has been extra-sweet lately too and I am just loving it!

BTW, the flowers in your garden are gorgeous; if we had flowers like that in February in MN, I would be more than happy with them!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

Her cards are so pretty. I am impressed that she is learning the Russian alphabet so quickly.