Because Valentine’s Day is tomorrow, this Flashback Friday looks at Valentine’s Days from 2004 to 2014….
But first, a special picture of my late mother-in-law, Carlota “Baby” Villalonga, during Carnaval, Feb. 2003, in Rio de Janeiro. (From my 2003 scrapbook)
My former mother-in-law poses with a carnaval “fantasia” in Rio de Janeiro (probably not exactly on Valentine’s Day), 2003.
Valentines from students:
Valentine’s Day is also my husband’s birthday, and 2004 was a landmark birthday for him. (From my 2004 scrapbook)
I don’t have any pictures or momentos from Valentine’s Days after 2005, until 2011.
We celebrated Dale’s birthday and Valentine’s Day at my sister Mary’s house. My 18 month old grand-niece, Grace, was also there.
In 2011, I was a bilingual 2nd grade classroom teacher. Below are pictures from our Valentine’s Day party:
2012: This was taken a few days after Valentine’s Day. We celebrated February birthdays of three generations in my family: my husband Dale, my son Jayme, and my little grand-nephew Benjamin – his first birthday!
For the past two school years, I have been working as a bilingual program assistant in two 1st/2nd grade bilingual classrooms. During holiday parties, the two teachers create fun thematic “centers” through which students rotate – games, coloring or making something, and – their favorite – eating treats!! One of the games was “Dame un beso” – sort of like Pin the Tail on the Donkey, except you pin the kiss (beso) on the frog!