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Melted Crayon Hearts ~ Valentines Fun

Happy Friday…and, almost Valentine’s Day โค

I’m over on Orlando Moms Blog sharing my most recent post with you and just in time for this special day of love. A perfect chance to have some fun with the littles. I hope you will check it out ๐Ÿ™‚

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You can link to the full article HERE

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You can also check out a few fun Valentine’s projects I did with Liam last here and shared with OMB.

First up — Valentine’s LOVE Art Canvas

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Link to the full article HERE

We also had so much funย Growing Heart Lollipops

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Link to the full article HERE

We are looking forward to a fun-filled family weekend. Hope you have a Happy Valentine’s, as well!

Happy Reading!

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February 2015, Latest & Greatest News

Valentine’s Wrap-Up

Last week was a lot of fun in Casa de Murphy….naturally, there was a lot of EXTRA love floating around, as we celebrated Valentine’s Day โค

Liam was super excited to have a party at school on Friday, as well as exchange Valentine’s with his friends. I had found two different Valentine’s that I thought he would like, but this is the one he picked:

 

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I found this awesome FREE PDF to use for the Valentine card from Simply Modern Mom. I bought a 24-pk of bubble sticks from Target for $3.99 and found a fun roll of washi tape, also at Target to tape the sticks to the card. It was perfect!

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I brought back last year’s fav bag toppers from Makoodle to use for our teacher’s gifts. This, again, is another awesome FREE PDF. I am so in love with Liam’s enthusiasm of the holidays this year! He was SO into walking around all the rooms and hand-delivering these bags….it was THE cutest!! โค

For a look back on what we were up to last year for Valentine’s, check out our post here.

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I was so tickled when I found Liam’s Valentine’s shirt from last year in his closet and realized it would still fit him this year. Ya know it’s just these little things that make us mommy’s super happy, right?!?!

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And, just for a little bit of lovingย  nostalgia of this heart-filled holiday, here’s a look back on our other Valentine’s with little man:

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2012 vday

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On Friday morning, before we headed out the door, I couldn’t help myself on the cuteness overload โค & snagged a quick pic {thanks, Daddy!}

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After school on Friday, Liam had a ball looking at all his little Valentine’s from his friends, and a few from his teacher, Ms. Tamie. I loved that he listened very carefully, as I told him who each Valentine was from ๐Ÿ™‚

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Valentine’s Day morning started out as ย a sweet one. We had a few gifts for Liam to open when he woke up. He has really been into the Duplo Legos, lately, so he got a new set, as well as pretty cool Hulk mug that we found at Target.

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Stephen surprised me with this totally awesome black & white canvas painting of a picture of my two boys โค ….definitely an understatement to say that I am in love with it!

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This was done by a local artist, Nikki Bentley. For info on prices or how to order, you can contact her atย Bentleyspawprints@yahoo.com

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I am not going to post pictures or get into much detail, but since it happened & I am about sharing our “real” life here….I will tell you that ad mist this crazy love fest of Vday, we had an unfortunate accident later in morning on Saturday. My poor sweet baby splashed very hot water on his arm in the kitchen & got a 2nd degree burn ๐Ÿ˜ฆ …it was a scary incident but happy to report he is okay. We have a few weeks of healing ahead of us, but he is doing great. It was heart-breaking to see him in so much pain, though. I feel horrible that it happened and so many times wish I could re-do the whole situation, but I guess that’s why we call them “accidents”. Still hurts my heart.

The funny thing is that after we left the urgent care center, and we were on our way home….I was planning an afternoon of rest {well, at least, in my head}. I {honestly} felt like we were all emotionally spent by that point and it wasn’t even noon, yet! However, when everything happened, we had been preparing to leave to go to Sea World and Liam knew this. Sooo, he actually cried so hard in the car {again} when we told him that we didn’t think Sea World was going to happen, afterall. By that point, neither of us could watch him cry anymore, so we caved ๐Ÿ™‚ ….and decided to just go for a few hours. He was all bandaged up, and it seemed to really lift his spirits and take his mind off of what had happened. So…. win! I took a few cute pics, as this was our 1st family trip there, and will share those later this week.

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We hope you all had a fantastic Valentine’s Day weekend! Until next time, friends!

~H

February 2015, Latest & Greatest News

Valentine’s Fun for the Little Ones

Hi Friends! I’m sharing two super fun posts over on Orlando Mom’s Blog to get you & your little one’s ready for Valentine’s Day โค

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The 1st one is a LOVE ย Art Canvas Project that you can check out here.

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The 2nd project is cute AND magical! Definitely sure to get some giggles ๐Ÿ™‚ …It is Growing Heart Lollipops and you can check it out here.

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We had SO MUCH FUN with both of these projects! ๐Ÿ™‚

Until next time!!

~H