Friday, 15 February 2013
We make a big deal out of all holidays around here, even the ones that don't mean anything. Valentines Day is a fun one because a celebration of love can be both a family-centred celebration during the day and a date night for couples after sundown.
Our Valentines Day started on the first of February - every morning my boys woke up to an "I love you because..." heart on their bedroom door. Such a little thing, but it made them feel so special.
When we came downstairs for breakfast this morning there was a note from my husband (already on his way to work) and a special Valentine stuffy at each boy's seat. I packed a special Valentine lunch for school - heart-shaped sandwiches, veggies, and cookies - with a Valentine note from Mommy for a lunchtime surprise.
Baby and I spent the day baking, assembling and decorating these edible heart-shaped cookie boxes filled with Valentine chocolates and had them waiting for the older boys when they got home from school.
The kids made the decorations - "stained glass" crayon-and-wax-paper hearts hanging in the windows and pipe cleaner hearts on the table and chairs.
Our family Valentines dinner was lasagna (because, you know, it's red...) with heart-shaped crescent rolls and salad with heart-shaped veggies. (Mommy did a lot of cutting last night.) Dessert was strawberry ice cream with heart-shaped strawberries. Nothing fancy, nothing too elabourate, nothing absurdly expensive. But it made the boys feel special and loved and helped to make a family memory.
And now the kids have gone to bed and my husband and I can have our own Valentine's Day celebration.
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Posted by Pleasantville Mom