Sunday, February 19, 2012

Valentine's Day 2012

It already feels like Valentine's Day was forever ago when it was only last week. Somehow February feels like it should be short but drags on! We had fun designing Valentine's this year. I persuaded Jordan to let me make Valentine's instead of buying Valentine's and Danny has no choice, so that makes things easy (for now). I owe my inspiration to eighteen25. Those girls have some great ideas over there!

Jordan loves Star Wars so I asked him to find his most favorite Lego Star Wars toys and we took pictures of them, then I did my Photoshop (basic) magic to come up with this:
I love the irony of the hearts on their armor. Star Wars is awesome.

For Danny, I got to use my even more sophisticated (but still waaaaay basic) Photoshop magic to cut Danny out and then add text to come up with this: 
Even with my basic Photoshop skills, I was pretty proud of what I was able to do. Of course, the kids had these ultra-cute Valentine's to take to preschool and daycare and I bought them each a shirt and an activity to give from Chad and I and I thought I was doing really well until Jordan's shirt was way too big for him and he couldn't wear it right away. He was so excited and then so upset when it didn't fit. And then, I took Danny to daycare in his own new shirt that was super cute on him only to have the sitter cry out in shock when she saw his shirt wasn't red, pink or white. I had to tell myself that I did my best and that they did have nice cards to give to their friends but sometimes I am overcome by how much I want to be the best mom I can for my kids and what that means. I know they are going to have to deal with disappointment at some point in their lives but I hope and strive to be the one to disappoint them the least.


Mom said...

Ahhh! you are a great Mom, they love you so much, you have such a busy schedule. I love your Valentine cards, so creative and cute, I really like all the cards you make with your photo-shop, they look great,they are different and fun. We are very proud of you.

Laraf123 said...

Oh, I love Danny's valentine--adorable! Now I can finally tell him apart from Chad!