Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Happy (Almost) Valentines!

I say this because I finally go all of Henry's Valentine stuff worked out. Here are the Valentines for all his little class mates. I went with fruit leather again. I just can't bring myself to give them real candy yet, even though I know Henry will bring a bunch home. I don't even have a problem with him eating it. Heck, knowing my weirdo son he'll say "This is junk food, it has too much sugar in it" and not let anyone eat it. He's such a little old man.

His preschool doubles as the Child Development workshop for the high school kids, so the high school kids in the program cycle through doing one on one work with the little ones all day. I bought a couple of bags of little Snickers for them, thinking I'd just chuck them in the office and let them grab one as they left the class. Then his teacher gave me a list of all their names yesterday. Being the freak that I am, I'd feel bad if the other moms gave them all individual Valentines and I didn't. Soooo...I went through our stack of magazines and cut hearts out of all the red pages, addressed them to the "big kids" from Henry and taped the Snickers to them so they can get individually recognized. How dumb is that? Like they care, they just want sugar! It's like a sickness, I tell you.

In happy and heartwarming news, I got a package from The March of Dimes the other day. Apparently the fund raising donation we sent in right before Christmas was big enough to get us into the "President's Club". We got a lapel pin declaring us generous and everything. I would send the pin around to live with each person who donated for a week or something, but that would take a lot of coordinating, so I think I am going to send it to my friend Sarah whose second son was a preemie and who keeps the MOD close to her heart. Sarah, if you're reading this, email me your address, sweet pea.

Also, some of you might remember when I made my first micro-loan to a woman in Sierra Leone via the super duper awesome website As of Monday half of that loan has been paid back. This means Marima must be having some success, which makes me so happy! I am going o use some of the money from my first Peru sales to make another Kiva loan, so I need to do some more research on my next loanee. If you haven't checked out the website yet, go! The minimum loan is $25. That is such a bargain for all the warm fuzzy world community feelings you'll get if you choose to participate. Pinky swear.


Kayla said...

Oh, those are my favorite of all time fruit leathers. Soo yummy...I always wish they weren't so small for those of us with grown up tummies..we can't get them around here. I have to drive an hour to find sad. :(

Such cute valentines!

Lady Nunn said... - - looky I'm all set up. ;)