Friday, March 10, 2017

Valentine's Day

Yep.  I realize Valentine's Day was nearly a month ago, but I'm finally getting around to blogging.
It was pretty similar to our other Valentine's Days (which makes it tradition, right?!)

We "heart attacked" the kids door when I got home from work Monday night.

And I decorated the kitchen table.
(The books are all ones we already owned that I pull out during the season.)

My mom sent the kids the gummy bouquet, a tin of chocolate, the Good, Good Father book, glow sticks, mini M&M's, and a gift.  Logan got hot wheel cars.  I knew they would be getting stuff from others, so I just did practical.  Logan got underwear. (No, he's not potty trained.  He refuses to poop in the potty.  I was hoping some new underwear would motivate him. Nope.)

Olivia got stamps from my mom.  Her tin was filled with some clearance accessories I found--a scarf, necklace, and headband.

Olivia woke up with great excitement.  Holidays are her thing!

It has become a tradition that she hand makes Michael a card (or 3), and he makes her one.  She was focused on reading what he wrote. :)

She loved her accessories!

Logan does not wake up with the same exuberance as his sister.  Michael was reading his hearts and told him that one was from him after he read it.  Logan said, "No. Mommy did this."  LOL!

We always have to add food into our celebration.  Heart pancakes, red raspberries (a favorite of my kiddos) and cool whip.

Olivia was very upset the day before that Michael had to work, because Valentine's is  holiday and he should NOT have to work on a holiday... to the point of tears.  Sweet girl just lovers her Boppa.  So he went into work a little later and enjoyed breakfast with us.

We made cupcakes later in the day.  Both of my kids love to help cook and bake.

I tried to keep lunch with the theme (because Olivia would have no less), but still simple enough for me.  Our plates were in the wash from breakfast, so I wrote on their plates. Then I cut a heart sandwich, pink yogurt, a heart peep, and some cherry flavored fruit--which was bought specifically to make into some pinterest something or other that I ditched for "it's red". Ha ha!

After lunch the cupcakes were ready to be frosted and get sprinkles!

Yum yum!

During lunch we got a special delivery of Cheryl's Cookies from Grandma Pryor.  YUMMY!
She also sent the kids a Barnes and Noble gift card, which they enjoy.  Books are a favorite around here, and being able to pick out your very own to keep is always special!

The rest of the day was mostly uneventful.  Michael brought Olivia and I home a rose and he brought me sushi for dinner and took care of the kids dinner.  That was about all we had time for before I headed to work.

Another holiday in the books!

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