Sunday, February 13, 2011

Happy Valentines Day! XO

Finn wanted to make up a few Valentines this year for some of the special friends in his life. We had a fun time trying to get him to NOT chew on and destroy the paper hearts in these pictures. It made for an entertaining afternoon!

We were listening to CBC the other morning, and they were talking about what Valentines day means in other countries and what traditions they have. It was neat to hear stories of it being a day to express love and gratitude for everyone in your life, not just that 'special someone' - that in some places, it's a lot more like thanksgiving, though everyone gives thanks for the wonderful relationships and love they have in their lives. As much as Valentines day has become so grossly over commercialized in North America, I think the general idea of it being a day to tell the people you love in your life that you love them, is a really nice thing, and though I want to show Finn that you express that love throughout the year and whenever possible, not just on the 14th of February, it's is also nice to have that one special day to be able to really lay it on thick. I'm excited to create our own little St. Valentines day traditions!

*A special 'thank you' to Finn's BFF, Theo, for the super cute valentine he gave Finn! We are so grateful to have you guys in our lives and so excited to see many many more years of Valentines swapped between these two monkeys!