Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Valentine's Day 2014

It's no secret that I love Valentine's Day.  Our romantic celebrations have kind of evolved into a fun family night over the years, and I look forward to celebrating with all four of my guys.  This year, we had the best of both worlds, though.  We did all of the fun kid stuff before Valentine's Day.  We made homemade Valentines, and I went to the boys' class parties on the Wednesday before Valentine's.  On the night before Valentine's Day, we had our fun Red & Pink Dinner.  Then on the actual day, Wade took me out for a romantic dinner.  It was 3 full days of celebrating, and I loved every minute.  :)

Drew decided to make chocolate play-doh for his school Valentines.  We packaged them with the recipe and a heart cookie cutter.  I thought it turned out pretty cute.

 C-Man picked out store bought sports Valentines with a pencil sharpener and an eraser.  He did concede to letting me put them in a cellophane bag with red baker's twine to gussy them up a bit.  ;)
 Clayton wanted a football themed Valentine box, so we made one.  Thank you, Pinterest!
Clayton's class had a pizza party and made cards for the nearby nursing home.  Those kids were so quiet and worked so hard for almost the entire hour.  This is a such a sweet group of kids - they really put a lot of thought into their cards.
Drew's party was super fun too - they mostly just consumed as much sugar as possible in a 20 minute time period.  Ha!  There were two little girls that actually dumped Fun Dip on their apples and ate them before any of the adults could stop them.  ;)
 Drew was so proud of his Valentines for his classmates and his teacher.
 On Thursday we had our annual Pink & Red Dinner.  I love decorating a fancy table for my loves!
 We got the boys a few little gifts - a superhero belt, Disney Infinity characters, and some small Lego sets.

My Hubby steamed lobster and grilled salmon.  Yum-O!  I made heart shaped pasta with sauce and salad with heart shaped carrots and radishes.  Drew was a lobster eating machine!  He ate all of his serving plus most of his brothers'.  Apparently, he has a sophisticated palate.  ;)
 We had chocolate fondue for dessert.
 Wade & I never exchange gifts for Valentine's, so I was super surprised when he gave me a bracelet that he bought me in Dubai.  It is gorgeous - such a sweet surprise!
Wade took me to Resto Gastro Bistro in Dallas for our Valentine's Day dinner.  It was a really cool place, and the food was delicious!  We had the best night just eating and talking about the future.  I loved having him all to myself.  It was the perfect end to an extended Valentine's Day week.  ;)