Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Way Back When-esday: Lookin' for Love


Dateline: Valentine's Day, 2003
Twins' Age: 17 months

A sucker for a holiday (just ask Double Daddy), as soon as the kids were old enough to open their own envelopes, we began the collect-the-cards-in-the-paper-sack tradition.

The very same two construction paper heart-adorned bags you see atop the high chair trays are now hanging stocking-style from our mantel...collecting greetings and goodies for Saturday's surprise.

Have a special memory to share? A picture with a story to tell? Now's the time!

Play along with Way Back When-esday, and be sure to include a link to your reverie in the Mr. Linky box below so we can all enjoy the web-wide reminiscing.





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34 comments:

Missy said...

You and I did valentine WBW posts today. How sweet - Look at those precious babies!!!

Gibson Twins said...

What a sweet idea! I was debating on what to do for A&R on Valentine's day. I did get heart shaped molds for suckers so might try that too.

I love their baby faces in those pics :)

mommytoalot said...

Awww too cute. I love Valentines day.

cat said...

What a cute idea - bags to collect. Although Valentine's is not that big over here.

Terra said...

That is a fun picture! Well, two of them but fun!

Melissa said...

That is such a great idea!!

Megryansmom said...

Love the bag idea, we're making some later today for Valentine's cards.

♥georgie♥ said...

Cheryl..too cute...

Nancy said...

What a neat tradition! I love that the sacks hang from the mantel :)

BoufMom9 said...

OMGosh Cheryl!
They are just adorable! Look how little they are! SO CUTE!

Happy WBW!

ps So sorry I have been so absent lately...

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chellekay said...

that is a neat idea. I am doing something like that this year

MereCat said...

I'm totally stealing this idea.

Brandi said...

Love it! I especially love that you use the same bags still!

Jamie said...

They're so cute! And I too think its a great idea to do something like that!! Makes the holiday more fun!!!

Rachael said...

i love this tradition, it is so sweet!

MommyAmy said...

So cute!

My girls will be 20 months old, and I hadn't even considered doing Valentine's with them this year. But maybe now I will! :)

Helene said...

Awwww, look how sweet they were!!!! Cole and Bella are really looking forward to this V-Day!! My little twins still have no clue!

Barbara Manatee said...

oh how cute! My two prepared their valentines for school this past weekend and had a blast just doing that. I can only imagine their excitement when they realize they get a bunch in return on Friday!

monica said...

That is such a great tradition and cute pictures!

Leia said...

Look how little they are. awww. very cute and what a great idea.

Brandi said...

That is such a cute idea!

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Momlissa said...

What a sweet idea!

monica said...

Yes you are right in guessing which on was which.
thanks for guessing!

Mama Krit said...

This is the sweetest idea ever! Mine are still little, but now I want to start a tradition! Thanks. :)

Jenni Jiggety said...

Adorable!!!!

ChefDruck said...

What cute bags! I was feeling pretty good about making homemade Valentine's tonight, but now I'm going to have to kick it up a notch with paper bags to hold them too!

My post is a birth story/celebration of becoming a mother to a boy, five years ago.

http://chefdruck.blogspot.com/2009/02/its-boy.html

noble pig said...

And now they are writing their own cards! So sweet.

Errant said...

that's so cute :D

Threeundertwo said...

What cute pictures! Love Sarah's smile!

angie said...

Oh. SO. CUTE!

Christy said...

So cool! What an awesome idea! Very cute pics! Love them!

Brooke said...

Ahhh! Look how little they were!