The bowtie makes it all. He's signing "candy" on his way to a Valentine's party. You can see the real motivation behind the holiday for three yr olds. Haha! Seeing how it was Lukas' first official Valentines Party, we made homemade valentines, stuffed them down into the official handmade-at-Home-Depot-valentines-box, and headed off! The children would be decorating sugar cookies (hence my reason for previously avoiding these things) so we dawned aprons and headed towards a sugar coma. Once there, we easily found the house, decorated with tons of bright, shiny red, heart-shaped balloons. Lukas' eyes were wide with anticipation and excitement as we got out and headed into the house. He understands that Valentine's Day is a day that we show appreciation and love for friends and family by writing sweet notes. So, upon seeing Bennett, he ran up to him with his homemade note. But Bennett ran outside to play on the playset, so you can see Lukas' off like a shot to join him. Checking that his box was in order, of course. They decorated bags with stickers and colors, then decorated cookies together outside, til the pull of sticks, dirt and swing set was stronger than sugar, and they were off again, playing, talking, and imagining. I'm sure my cheeks were literally sore at the end of this party, thrilled to be this adorable little boy's mom, and to see him having so much fun!