Thursday, February 14, 2008

THE sweetest thing

Jay was quietly hunched over our craft table working. He was working hard on something and didn't even give me permission to peek.

"What are you working on?" I break his concentration.

"YOU can't see until I am all ready." He explodes into giggles.

"Let me peek, Jay!" I tease him knowing very well that this child lives for rules.

"No! Mama. You have to be a patient. Just wait!" More giggles.

He approaches me with this....

and my heart melts. This is the VERY FIRST letter from one of my children. He even had a piece of tape ready for me so that I could display it. I might go as far as to laminate it tomorrow to preserve his little smudges. I don't want the smudges to disappear. This is THE sweetest letter I have gotten. Ever.

60classy comments:

Maria said...

I bet you really did melt! BTW, come to my blog. I left you a different kind of meme.

Jessica said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwww...So sweet!

Happy Valentines Day!

Around The Funny Farm said...

YES!!!! Those are my favorite cards to get!

Happy Valentines Day!

Huckdoll said...

First!!!!!!!!

Kidding.

So sweet my teeth hurt.

Happy Valentines Day!

Mom Of 3 said...

Awww How sweet!

zoeyjane said...

OMG the heart melting! that's the next milestone I can't wait for, mine saying, "i love you."

Ashlee said...

I love love LOVE these kinds of gifts. I keep mine too. FOREVER

Melissa said...

How adorable. I would laminate it, too!

pb&j in a bowl said...

So, so sweet! I know he loved giving it to you, just as much as you loved getting it.

paul said...

That's sweet. :)

nicki said...

I don't know what cuter, the letter - or your reaction to it! Btw, he has great handwriting!

lattemommy said...

Adorable! Your husband will never be able to live up to *that* Valentine's Day present. (Unless, of course, he coughs up that diamond tennis bracelet.) *grin*

carrie said...

Aw, that is very sweet. Must be something in the air, eh? :)

FUN-ky Mama said...

How sweet!
Happy Valentine's Day.
xoxo

girlymom said...

What a sweetheart! Isn't it so nice to know that it wasn't prompted, this was him and his feelings and his heart...for you!

Happy Valentine's Day!

haniaski said...

Happy Valentines Day!!!

Flea said...

Your very first letter from your kids? Definitely laminate! How very sweet. Happy Valentine's Day!

Stephanie said...

How sweet! Punky is only 2 but we're going to sit down today and make something extra special for Daddy. It'll be her first craft project!

Kimmylyn said...

Awwww.. I love it!! That really is so sweet and totally makes up for all the times they drive you mad right??

Happy Valentine's Day !!xox

Karen said...

I love those handmade-from-the-heart notes. Yes, by all means laminate it!

suchsimplepleasures said...

i love those homemade letters of love from the kids. actually...believe it or not...my 2 older birth children...they still leave me letters of undying affection...i save them, along with their lost teeth, in a drawer!! i can't wait for my 4 year old to start making them on his own, instead of being forced by his teacher at preschool!
happy valentines day, honey!!
xoxo

Jen said...

I got a similar little homemade message last night as well and my heart melted just like yours did.

Happy Valentines Day1

renatamic said...

he really is the sweetest little man, isn't he? happy valentine's day!!

GoMommy said...

So sweet!

Smitty76 said...

That is an ADORABLE Valentine!!!

Kathryn said...

Awwwwww!!!!! What a sweetie!!!! Happy Valentine's Day!!!

Anonymous said...

Too sweet!

Those are the best kind of letter to get!

Happy Valentines Day to you and yours!

Smoochiefrog said...

ARGH! That wasn't supposed to be anon. It's from me.

Phyl said...

You are such a Mom...lol. How precious...your first love letter from one of the kids; you will be smiling all day!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Phyl

The MomBabe said...

oh, so precious!

Amy said...

I love that he has the tape ready in his hand. So cute, and perfect for valentines day. You are and always will be his first valentine.

Momo Fali said...

Yay! How sweet. I have Rubbermaid containers full of stuff like that. I will never part with any of it! Never!

Irene said...

I love those notes! So sweet!

My 6 yo writes those quite a bit, usually when it is bedtime or we need to leave to go. I start harping on her to hurry up. She keeps saying "wait!" I get irritated. Then she hands me one of those notes and I feel like the worst mom ever.

Yes laminate it!

Rachel said...

That is too cute for words! What a darlin'!!!
Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.

Amy said...

Oh, what a sweet boy!

Smart A$$ Mom said...

First?! Rolling with laughter!!!

What a sweetie! Love those little notes!

Janice said...

I love it when the kids do fun cute stuff like that. My Taylor will leave me special I Love yous all over the house and i love it.

What a great V-Day gift

Lisa said...

What a heart throb he is. Can we set your Jay & my Goosey up someday? I'm already looking for a guy who will treat her right, and Jay seems like he'd fit the bill.

BTW - Love your fancy new digs! Very classy, my friend!

Happy Heart Day to you!

Holly said...

So sweet!! My favorite things are the notes I get from my children.

Kristen said...

That is the BEST!! I would say lamination is a must!!

Happy Valentine's Day! :-)

Cecily R said...

Now THAT is the best kind of Valentine. EVer. Jay is adorable and so are you for wanting preserve smudges. :)

Wendi said...

I love it !!!

I love how you love it!!!

I say go to the local frame shop and have it mounted and framed in a black frame. The prettiest art you will ever have in your home. You can leave it up all the time or just hang it up at Valentines ! My favorite pieces of art are things my kids have done. I wish I had framed more.

Happy Valentine's Day!!!

Steph said...

I love the sweet things kids do! Enjoy!

Jeni said...

That is so sweet -and yes, truly worth laminating to save and savor it forever.

andrea j said...

I love sweet notes from my children as well! So precious.

He did a great job :)
happy Valentines Day <3

Miss said...

What a sweetie!! I love notes like that!

Susie said...

Ohhh good for you ohmommy! how sweet!

david mcmahon said...

I know the feeling. I have a swag of precious artwork by all three kids that I'll never throw out.

Kelly said...

I'm a puddle on the floor. I can. not. wait. for these types of cards from my babies. So sweet!
Happy V-day, darlin'

Karen MEG said...

You must laminate that!! So precious.
happy V-Day ohmommy!

Jenni said...

So special! You can't save all their projects, but ones like these are definitely keepers.

krissy said...

What a sweetheart! You've got a great kid there momma!!!

Kellan said...

That is a very sweet letter - what a sweet heart! Happy Valentine's day - hope it was SWEET for you. See you soon. Kellan

MamaWise said...

He is truly the sweetest kiddo! I hope you and your family had a great day... we still have to get together again soon, ok?

A Man Among Mommies said...

Kids special presents are the best...

Doing a little blog hopping with baby..

Amy said...

sweet, indeed!

Amy said...

sweet, indeed!

MommyTime said...

Lovely. There is nothing better than the pure love of a child, is there?

Maureen said...

Aw, how sweet! Lucky you.

Maureen
Blog Hoppin'

Victoria said...

So. Sweet!

 

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