My Funny Little Valentines

The 4 little Fergusons are here to say…….

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Now Pax, give ‘em a smooch…..

A smooch?  Bleh. NO WAY!

UH UH, not doin’ it.

Nope.

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How about a knuckle sandwich?

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PAXTON, you be nice!!!!!!

Ok, ok, sending big smooches your way, this Valentine’s Day!

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

From your 4 favorite little Fergusons

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Valentine’s Day Mailboxes

About mid January, my kids started asking if it was time to get out their Valentine’s Mailboxes yet.  I had no idea they would be such a HIT last year when I made them.  

A Valentine Mailbox How To: for the little people in your life you love most.

You’ll need:

~Some old candle stick holders, my mom got mine for me at Goodwill for $2.00 a piece. {No I didn’t remember to photograph the before. They were plain wood. BORING!}

~ A mailbox for each kiddo, found in the Dollar Spot at Target last year

~Letters: stickers, wooden, magnet, you name it.

~An old magnet.  You know, like the free kind people give you with their business card on it.  You’ll be cutting this, so make sure it’s not your Insurance agent or someone important.  Then cut to shape and glue to your letters with a hot glue gun.

~You could glue direct to the mailbox, but JUST IN CASE we ever switch colors between kids, or I want the letters off for say cleaning purposes, I decided magnets work best for us.

~ A can of spray paint for your old 2nd hand candle stick holders. {Please don’t make me go all the way out to the cold shed to take a picture of the black spray paint, use your imaginations, ok?}

You can do any color spray paint you want, but I chose black to match the letters I had to buy since I live in a tiny town with no choices.  After the candlestick holders dried overnight, we attached them to the mailboxes with hot glue.

I would HIGHLY recommend something stronger, they keep falling off!
Also, we used tape to make a hinged door since these mailbox doors slide on and off.  The last thing I want to do, is turn the house upside down looking for someones mailbox lid that grew legs and walked away!

  Here is the finished product:

Ta-da!

Cute, right?!

And just like last year, I will be filling these with love notes, pipe cleaner sparkle hearts, stickers, heart window clings and {GASP!} maybe even a piece of candy.

Believe it or not, last year, their FAVORITE, FAVORITE gift, was the homemade coupons Dale and I made for a free horsey ride to bed, a back rub or extra song at bedtime.  That seems to be the trend this year too, who knew!? 🙂  

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My sweet Grandma is also participating this year, she sent home a bag of goodies for me to dispurse this week.

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The kids know they have a new treat awaiting them when I put the flag up.  I know this is opposite of how it works in the real world, but who cares, they LOVE it!

These have been SO fun!  I think you will have fun making them for your kids or grandkids!!!!!!

~T

Happy Valentines Day! {And an Ode to My New Crockpot}

Ode To My New Crock Pot

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You are red, which makes me happy

Writing poems makes me sappy.

Dale found you on the clearance shelf,

$10 on sale, a steal in itself!

When I was young, I’d have scoffed at you,

A CROCK POT for Valentines Day?

Hisssss!  Boo!

Now, that I am a Mommy and not so foolish,

I think a Crock Pot is quite cool-ish.

Romantic that my loved one thought of me,

Awesome he remembered I was missing thee.

Crocking is so much fun!

Loving you, Dale, for getting me one.

Our budget may not be extravagant this

Valentines Day,

That doesn’t matter, I’m here to say:

I love you in a very big way!

My lover, my soul mate, my very best friend,

Our love will be cookin’ to the very end.

I may not be a very good poet,

but I Love YOU & I want the world to know it!

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  Happy Valentines Day, to my Daley-poo!

Thanks for remembering I wanted a new Crock Pot! It’s the little things that mean so much!!!

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Yours always,

~T  xoxo

P.S.  Dale says I need to get on here and tell you that he is also taking me out to dinner, so you don’t think he doesn’t know how to handle this whole Valentines Day romance thing! 🙂  Ohhh, and guess what?!  He gave me a card as usual, but this time, he wrote a WHOLE PAGE in it.  Dale is a man of few written words, so this was a very special treat, and it made me BAWL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Happy Valentines Day, everyone!

from Dale, Tonya & 4 little Fergusons

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{I told Avery to make a heart with her hands.  Sweet lil’ Peanut tried so hard!}

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