I think she gets that from me. I love (and need) something to look forward to. Whether it's a small thing-- lunch with a friend or date night with Lynn--or big things like seeing Broadway's Lion King in August. (Lynn got us tickets for our anniversary--so excited!)
I love kid's artwork and when they start writing their names. We went to the Primary activity the week of Valentine's and one of the things they did was make cards for the Charleston Care Center down the street. Ella didn't want to give hers up when she finished. Here are her latest Valentine creations:
I love that Ella loves to be creative. We go through several rolls of scotch tape and glue sticks every week.
I used to do little goodie bags for Patrick, Sean and Kate's birthdays when they were younger. Corny tags like "Thanks for helping Sean 'reel' in a great birthday!" He loved fishing at the time so we filled the bags with Swedish Fish. The kids loved it. Now I'm starting over and finding I still enjoy creating little memories for Ella. It's so much easier with a scanner and computer though! I scanned in Ella's artwork and created these tags:
Then we put together these goodie bags: