Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Love Month - Barbara (aka: Amy)

Little Miss Mylie in her Valentine's outfit.  She is in LOVE with her Dorothy shoes and her pets!
Look at those amazing cookies!  They were pretty good.  Mylie helped me put the hearts on top after they came out of the oven.  She really likes to help, even when sometimes it isn't helpful.  She tries.
Heart-shaped pizza from Papa Murphy's.  The teachers that I work with and I have a tradition of getting a heart-shaped pizza for Valentine's.  I think it might be one of the best traditions EVER!  Everyone should try it, at least once.

 I love lots of things-my family and sweet daughter, cookie dough, the smell of rain, creating stuff that I see on Pinterest.  I love that my daughter calls Valentines Day Balentines Day.  Ha ha!  But most of all, I LOVE mommy moments that make my heart smile.  
Yesterday was Valentines Day.  It has somehow become my daughter’s holiday.  She seriously started asking me how long until Valentines Day back in April.  So, as it approached, I tried to think of some fun for us. 
I picked Mylie from school a little early and brought her back to my work, where we ate heart shaped pizza (YUM!) and peanut butter cookies I made (Double YUM!).  We decorated her Valentines for her friends at daycare and I gave her the little gift I had for her, a squeeze-it and Hershey’s kisses (‘a squeeze and a kiss’--thank you Pinterest!) Then, I took her to daycare so I could finish work.  There, she decorated Valentines for me and her dad.  Then, her dad picked her up and gave her a balloon, flowers, a Tweety cupcake, and some candy.  Later, Mylie and I took a plate of the cookies I made over to my friend and visited with her for about an hour.  Pretty good day for a three year old huh?
At the end of the day, I wanted to make sure she had a great day, since it is her favorite and all. The conversation went like this:
Me: “What was your favorite part of Valentine’s today?”
Mylie: “When we took the cookies to that Mom.”
Me: “Really, why was that your favorite?”  (I was in complete shock because she tugged on my arm for what felt like 20 minutes because she wanted to go.)
Mylie: “Because it made me feel so good.”
And, viola, my heart smiled.  And that was the only Valentines gift that I needed, or would ever need.  I don’t know how I got so lucky to have such a sweet, thoughtful little girl.  I LOVE that girl and all the AMAZING things she teaches me day after day!
Thank you Pinterest for the idea! That's where I get all my good ideas these days. I love Pinterest.