Happy LOVE day everyone! I do hope you had a chance to check out our Valentine’s posts about crafts, sweet treats, and more. If you’re still scrambling for gift ideas and lovely things to do with your kids on this day of LOVE, check out our Valentine’s Guide at SantaRosaMom.com.

Here’s what else is going on at SantaRosaMom.com:

Mom recreates newborn pics with 13 year old
Kelli Higgins adopted teenage son was sad he didn’t have photos from his baby days. So what did his mom do? She recreated the moment in an event the teenager will never forget. You won’t want to miss these photos.

Preschool referrals
A mom is looking for preschool suggestions for her 3 year old. Know of a great school? Share your tip!

Flash Mob Today
Don’t miss the Flash Mobs going on around Sonoma County today. The dances are to raise awareness and take a stand against violence against women. Read the article and find out where one is happening near you.

Family Events

Feb 15-18
Cloverdale Citrus Fair: The weekend celebration includes new rides, contests, animals, the ‘Hulas and Homicide’ dinner theater (additional cost), live music, fair food, and so much more. $7 adult, $5 kids 6-12 and seniors 62-plus. Kids 5 and under free. 1 Citrus Fair Dr., Cloverdale. cloverdalecitrusfair.org

Saturday, Feb. 16
Lion Dance at G&G: Gung Hay Fat Choy! To celebrate Chinese New Year, G&G has invited the Redwood Empire Chinese Association to perform their Lion Dance at both their Santa Rosa and Petaluma stores. The dance is meant to scare away evil spirits and bring good luck and fortune for the Chinese New Year. The Santa Rosa dance is at 1 p.m., and the Petaluma dance is at 3 p.m. gandgmarket.com
Santa Rosa: 1211 W. College Ave.
Petaluma: 701 Sonoma Mountain Pkwy.

Feb. 16-17
The Great Train Expo: Check out operating model railroads in all sizes and scales, a riding train for kids, workshops and demos, plus a huge hobby marketplace with over 300 tables. $7 adults (good for both days), kids 12-under free. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sonoma County Fairgrounds. 1350 Bennett valley Rd., Santa Rosa. greattrainexpo.com

Have a LOVE filled Valentine’s Day, and a wonderful weekend. See you on the forums!

Crissi Langwell
SantaRosaMom.com