Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Valentine's Day 2013

We had a very Happy Heart Day this year!  I know that Valentine's day is a "Halmark Holiday," but I love it.  I really do.  I think it is so fun to think of ways to show my 4 guys that I love them. 

Apparently, I may have gone a bit too far over the last few years in my attempt to make Valentine's Day into a grand occasion...  This year, Clayton was shocked that it wasn't treated as a real holiday.  He said things like, "I have homeschool work on Valentine's Day???  But, it's a holiday.   I have piano on Valentine's Day???  But, it's a holiday.  I have basketball practice on Valentine's Day???  But, it's a holiday."  Ha!  I guess that he thought the world should stop for the day of love.  ;)

We started the day off with heart shaped donuts & a red velvet cake donut for Daddy.  Yum!

That evening, while the boys were at Clayton's basketball practice, I set the table for our "fancy" dinner.  This is the only meal of the year that we eat on china and drink from our stemware.  Only the best for my little gentlemen.  :)
Each boy got a card and a few small treats.  I found some fun placemats at the Target dollar spot for them to work on between dinner and dessert.

Valentine's fell on a Thursday this year, which is the busiest day of the week for our family.  Between preschool, homeschool work, piano lessons, and basketball practice - we are on the go for much of the day.  I was worried about our menu when my bestie suggested a Papa Murphy's heartbreaker pizza.  Brilliant!  Heart shaped food just tastes better, right?  Add a salad and dinner was done.  :)
All of my Valentines at the same table.  
 After the big boys had enough of my picture taking, this little ham stood there saying, "Cheese?  Cheese?"  Ha!
 Mama stole some kisses from her baby
 My original Valentine & Me - photo at Clayton's request  ;)
 We finished off the evening with chocolate fondue.  It was a big hit!
I enjoyed every minute of the evening with my loves.  :)


Holly said...

Yay! I've been looking forward to this post. :) I love how you love your Valentines. I know your little gentlemen are going to want to keep this tradition going with their families. (But that is a looooooong time from now. ;))

Matt and Cindy Fleharty said...

Every year I think - maybe next year I'll do up Valentines like Sarah does! HA. So...maybe next year! You're my role model ;)