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The Oviatt’s Aardvark Adventure!

Dear Valentine Aardvark – We just wanted to thank you for visiting our home.  Brennan loved his watch and candy.  Talia and Callan thought their sunglasses and candy were great!  I grew up hearing about the Valentine Aardvark from Marissa Mitchell.  I remeber asking her where it had started and her telling me ‘Texas.’  I assumed it was a Texan tradition.  Two years ago I was looking for a Valentine tradition so I Googled Valentine Aardavark (thinking some Texan might have written about it online!)  I didn’t find anything…go figure.  So I just gave my kids a treat on their plate on Valentines day morning for the last two years!  This year I told my kids about how my friend used to have the Valentine Aardvark come to her house when she made a pouch and I suggested we give it a try and see if he came!  My oldest was thrilled to make a pouch, he loves art, and he made a ‘Bat Hound ‘pouch (a dog in a batman outfit).  When I questioned him about his choice of decorations and he explained that aardvarks and dogs are friends!?????  See attached picture.  I am attaching pictures of my kids with the sunglasses they got from the you!  Tell the Mitchells thanks for sharing their tradition.

Thanks, Geneil Merkley Oviatt

P.S. We had some Cocoa-Cocoa pebbles (from a different project) and we thought they made great ‘ants’!

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The Christensen’s anticipate the Valentine Aardvark’s arrival

Quote from the kids on Valentine’s morning – “Thanks Ardy for the cool stuff!  We love you!” 
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Stephen Hernandez gets ready for the Valentine Aardvark

Here’s a picture of Stephen making his first aardvark pouch!  Stephen wore his Aardvark t-shirt Tuesday, Wednesday, AND Thursday, to school.  He didn’t have time to make chocolate covered ants by hand, so he put out some raisinets. Steve also had some suckers that he left for Aardy as well. stephen.jpg

The Romans in their cool Valentine Aardvark shirts

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The Blakes make their Valentine Aardvark pouches

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In the news again!

Read all about the ‘Legend’ in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

In the news!

See the article all about me in the Tri-City Herald.