Speaking of FHE (thanks for all the GREAT ideas by the way), this week we did our traditional Valentine’s “Heart Attack” (I still thank Nicole every year for this idea).

We each write what we love about each different family member on a heart. Then we heart-attack the kitchen with them.

We embellished some with yarn this year just for fun.

Lucy’s contribution:
Translation: “I love my family even though I scream a lot and swipe them away when they’re trying to help me and yell ‘no’ in a mean voice.”

Claire’s need a teeny bit of translation too…she puts her words any which way that fits:
Translation: “I love Lucy because she plays with me.” (Do you like those great scratches on the fridge?)

Translation: “I love Mom because she makes good food.”

We went around and read them all after we taped them up and I loved watching the kids eyes glow with excitement when I read what people said about them.

I love to be surrounded by all that love all month.

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  1. What a great idea! I love that your heart attack is in your kitchen. We've done this at our house before, but it was on Valentine's Day. (One year, we even heart-attacked my husband's car while he was at work. His co-workers loved it, and so did he.) Never thought to do it ahead of the big day and use them as decorations. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Hi,

    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this idea!

    I will try it with my four tonight after dinner!

    Thanks so much!!!!!
    (a rather new stalker of your blog)

  3. Hi Shawni! I was introduced to your blog from Sarah (Clover Lane), but I love your Mother's Book of Secrets and the first mothering book my mom gave me 10 years ago was a Joyful Mother of Children by your mom~we're huge Eyre fans 🙂 Anyway, I love your blog..and love this idea!

  4. I love this idea. After reading your post on the "heart attack" from last year, we did a similar activity yesterday. I love seeing the red and the hearts.

    I love your blog and your cute family. Wondering if you could do a post how you manage a large family. (Discipline,Chores,Rewards,etc.)

  5. Loving the yarn!!

    I'm DYING to know what you got for your birthday…..

    And I didn't know it was your birthday when I ran into you guys!!


    BTW, what was the name of that Thai place?

  6. We are SO doing that! Hey I was wondering if you would mind if I made a button to link to your blog to put on my blog. If not, just say so, I'm pretty hard to offend! 🙂

  7. of course, Becki and Kaylin, anyone can copy this who would like…I think I have license to give permission since I copied the idea myself…

  8. We totally stole the "Thanksgiving Tree" and it is still up because every time I say I'm taking it down one of the kids freaks out. I think this will make a great replacement! I think we'll do it for our activity tomorrow night! Thanks Shawni.

  9. This is so cute! I wish I had more kids so that this could be really fun. For now there is just me, my hubby, and our 2 year old son. But hopefully this idea will stick in my mind for future years! thanks

  10. cute cute idea….I got to your blog via your I'm a mormon video…I'm a mormon too..anyway, just wanted to say you seem so cool and I love the whole I love Lucy cause you have going. It's really fun to see the other things people are involved with and their talents. and thanks for the fhe idea, we'll have to give it a try.

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