My other favorite part about Valentine's Day is the Valentines themselves. In the past we've made our own Valentines, but this year we opted for the boxed versions at Wal-Mart. At first, I felt bad about not taking the time to come up with cute home-made Valentine designs for the kids to create, but quickly realized after they both sat down to decorate their store bought Valentines that they really didn't care whether I had spent hours in preparation for their cards or not. Actually, they were both pretty pleased about the fact that Disney characters adorned their personally chosen cards and that they could use their own markers, stickers, and stamps to decorate them in any way they chose.
I assumed that Allie would complete her cards in a few sittings. She did have 34 cards total, all of which needed to be signed with her name and decorated to her heart's desire. In addition to her first ever preschool Valentine exchange, we are also invited to a friend's birthday/Valentine's Day Party...so, we definitely needed all 34 of her cards completed!
To my surprise, Allie sat diligently working on her Valentines until every last one was complete. I'm pretty sure it took her almost an hour and a half, but she was adamant about doing them all at once. Zach, on the other hand, was done after about 7 Valentines and 10 minutes (which, for the record, is the absolute longest he's ever sat to color or decorate anything!).