Friday, February 17, 2017

Valentine's Day 2017

Alice loves holidays.
All holidays.
This list made her giddy and this is likely her personal mission statement:

So, she's been making Valentines since January 5th.

Our friends had us over for a little Valentine's party.
It was the cutest!

We gave the girls each a card and mini heart box of chocolate.
They were over-the-moon excited.
The sweet joys of childhood!

I know the day will come when a tiny box of chocolates will feel lame to them.
One day, they'll likely request a $100+ doll, clothes from a particular store,
a cell phone (Lord, help me.), a fancy birthday party, or a vacation that costs thousands of dollars.
But, for now, I'm so thankful that we've been able to slow it down,
to keep it small, but special,
to expose slowly and intentionally.
Feels like a gift in 2017.

I am cherishing these young years!
(I think I'm feeling especially sentimental after Alice's "I can't wait to be a teenager!"
declaration today. I can definitely wait.)

1 comment:

Miss G said...

Love the mixed colors of tulips! And can I have a copy of that group photo? Way better than all of mine turned out! Kelly