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Valentine's Day Twenty Eleven

Last year's Valentine's Day was one I will never forget - not because it was Rachel's first Valentine's Day, but because it was my mother-in-law's last day on Earth. So this year as I was making cards and treats for Rachel to take to school and give to family and friends, I couldn't help but remember 2010 in the back of my mind.

My big plan for 2011 was to make thumb print hearts using Rachel's thumb print. I figured I only had to make about a dozen, so I could control her thumbprint and get the job done. Well, this task proved to be much harder and we never did get one heart done, we got one side, as you can see below.


I quickly changed my mind to hand prints. This task seemed to go much better than the thumb prints and faster. Rachel had fun "stamping" her hands onto her covered spot on the kitchen island.




Once the paper cards were done, I worked on treats for her teachers and classmates at school. This year I made a treat box out of paper and filled it with four different candies - chocolate covered strawberry, chocolate dipped marshmallow, fudge and chocolate wafer cookies. I always forget to take "in progress" photos so most of the images are finished products.