I started something....about five years ago...and it's becoming a big thing! When my twin granddaughters were two years old...they came for a Valentine's tea party. We cut hearts out of finger jello...decorated heart cookies with candies...and sipped our tea from my finest china (a tea set I got at the age of four). They've come every year since then...and last year we invited cousin Ranen to join us. Now as you all know...tea parties are just for girls, right? Well, Ryder caught wind of the event...and begged to be included. So our little tea party has expanded over the years...and now the mommies are coming as well.
It's all set...we're having a tea party on Saturday afternoon. Ryder has cleared his calendar of all important barn chores...and promises to be on his best behaviour. And I found the perfect little plates on which to serve our goodies...plates which Emme and Spencer can claim as their own once the party is over. The other grands can take something warm and cuddly home as a little valentine treat.
A few weeks back, I gave you a little background on our most famous children's author...Robert Munsch. His best known book...and my all-time favorite...is one called Love You Forever. It actually started off as a song...that he sang to his wife as they mourned the loss of two still-born babies. It turned out to be a book that parents buy for children...children buy for parents and grandparents...it's a book for all ages and so perfect for Valentine's Day. And so it ends with...
I'll love you forever,
I'll like you for always,
as long as I'm living
my baby you'll be.
However you say it...just be sure to tell your 'babies' that you will love them forever. Have a wonderful Valentine's Day!