Thursday, February 12, 2009


Every year I try to make Valentine's Day t-shirts for my kids to wear. Here's what I just made tonight, at 11 p.m. . I had to miss E.R. to do them and so I am a little growly. And tired. Enough whine, on with the show:

Matthew's is the same as last year, but I made a new one. Really, do you think a WHITE shirt would last a year in this house? I should take a picture of last year's. It's bad. This is him with his preschool loot and Valentine's bag that he made.

(Disclaimer - the rest of the pictures are pretty bad because it is night and it is bad lighting and the flash makes everything just look white. The shirts are all bright white.)

I adore Rachel's. I've had the song "Hopelessly Devoted To You" by Olivia Newton John (Grease) in my head all day because of it. Maybe you will now, too. You are welcome.

And Miss Sari's. It has the double meaning because we sometimes call her "B" for Rebekah, her middle name, which she told me the other day that she hates. Try not having a middle name, then we can talk hating it. Plus Rebekah is a GREAT middle name. It goes PERFECTLY with the name Sari. She was 11 days late being born, believe me, Larry and I discussed IN GREAT DETAIL what her name should be. It's perfect. The end.

Daniel's. Because this is what 5th grade boys SHOULD think about love.

For the first time in 5 years, Ben participated! He selected this burning heart and it runs across the back of a vintage fit T-shirt shoulders, so it is nice and tight.

And now the piece de resistance! Folks, seriously, this picture does not do it justice. How cute is this white tiger cub growling with it's little toofers just growing in? Too cute. It is perfect for Joseph, the 1st grader, who also has his big teeth just growing in. Ben was instrumental in the design of Joseph's shirt and I think he did a really good job. Daniel just sat on the floor and laughed at Ben saying, "hugs and kisses" over and over again in his funny voice. I wish that I could upload a sound clip of that here. You would laugh too.

I made another shirt for Matthew, in a fit of insanity, because I felt bad that his shirt said the same thing as last year. Unfortunately, we were running low on ink in the printer at this point (and no new cartridges in sight) so the colors look pink instead of orange and red. Looks like he gets last year's model after all.

Why are the pictures just the shirts and not the kids? They are in bed. Where I should be. Where Larry is, after I told him to quit picking at me like a crow picks at roadkill with hot topics like, what are we doing with the tax return and when are we getting tickets and what if we have to change our Spring Break plans.

Sorry, Sweetie.

But really, I was at my limit. Still. He is a good man and I feel bad.

Anyway, I wanted to post this tonight because tomorrow I have a choir concert to post about AND Montana hair to write about too. Oh, and some stuff from the 80's and you know, my brain just gets too full and it has to go somewhere.


  1. I love all your shirts! What a good mom and what a good idea!

    I actually have 2 songs stuck in my head thanks to you, hopelessly devoted and love stinks yeah, yeah! Adam Sandler style :)

  2. you are such a great mom! All I made for my kids was big heart cookies.

  3. I love love love your tradition of Valentines Day shirts. I gotta start stealing some traditions and coming up with my own. :) Did you get special printer paper for the tshirt stick ons?

  4. Can we go ahead and arrange the marriage between Maddie and Joseph now so you can already be my daughter's mother-in-law? You are awesome!!!

  5. You're such a fun mom! All my kids got for Valentine's Day was chocolate covered strawberries--that I haven't actually made yet!

  6. Loved the T shirts. Happy to see Ben using some of those creative skills that I know he has. Keep it up, Ben, Oh and you too Tifani!! Sorry, but no middle names for our girls....just the way it is. Love you.

  7. Great shirts, you are such a fun mom, i love it!

  8. great shirts!

    i have a mental picture of your brain too full and needing a place to spill! funny! :)

  9. Seriously. Stop making every other mom on the planet look so bad!