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February 15, 2011

Sweets for My Sweeties

We've never been big "gifters" for Valentine's Day (or really any other occasion, for that matter)...but since the girls were born, I love doing little things to make certain days special.

For the last couple of weeks, we've been reading two Valentine's books that I bought the girls for their first Valentine's Day. (I forgot to bring the books out last year, and it definitely tugged at my heart strings the first time I read them this year...realizing they were just a few weeks old the last time they heard the story of little Bunny Gray!)

The girls practiced saying "Happy Valentine's Day" (and were pretty good with it, too!), and they made several Valentine cards using pink and red crayons and heart stickers. (Mommy then mounted their artwork on Valentine scrapbook paper to polish it off.)

We actually celebrated Valentine's Day over two days...to be able to include Daddy on Sunday...and to spread the girls' sugar intake over a couple of days. :)

On Sunday morning I made my not-quite-world-famous cinnamon bread, sprinkled with a little pink sugar for the occasion.

The girls were so excited to see their breakfast served in new heart-shaped bowls...


...and they quickly decided the bread tasted as good as it looked.


And, perhaps in a bit of a sugar coma afterwards, I captured a little bit of sweet sass in their Valentine's Day tees.


Sunday afternoon we went out for frozen yogurt, and then I made garlic cheddar chicken and homemade macaroni and cheese for supper. (And what says "LOVE" like garlic and cheese???)

Monday we had a pretty typical day, but we did finish off our Valentine's Day celebration with chocolate-covered strawberries. I quartered a strawberry for the girls and dipped just the front side into chocolate. They were in heaven! (And their daddy and I enjoyed ourselves, too!)


We didn't make it out to dinner over the weekend, so the girls haven't worn their white corduroy dresses with the red polka-dots. I hope to rectify that this coming weekend...so maybe our Valentine's Day will be actually be celebrated over the course of a week.

Throw in some more chocolate-covered strawberries, and I think that sounds like a pretty good plan!

10 comments:

Helene said...

I know what I want for V-Day next year....to come stay at your house for a couple days!!

What a happy celebration you all had!!!

Andrea said...

Awww.....your girls are so sweet! The look on their little faces just makes me say awwwww! So glad your valentines day was good! I agree chocolate covered strawberries are awesome! YUM! That cinnamon bread look heavenly!

Hello! I'm Kate. said...

Those are such cute pictures!

We went out to eat on Sunday as a family so we could start a little Valentine's Day tradition.

Those strawberries look amazing!

Barbara Manatee said...

Make that "not quite world famous" cinnamon bread TRULY world famous and post that recipe here! that looks delicious!! (especially in heart shaped bowls! don't fun bowls make everything taste better?)

chocolate covered strawberries, too? We're celebrating with you guys next holiday!

Holly Ann said...

Nothing says LOVE better than garlic and cheese! :)

Rebecca said...

That cinnamon bread looks delectable and I don't even like cinnamon!!!

Cute shots of the girls...I love when they hold their face in their hands. Love it!

Missy said...

What a fun Valentine's filled with yummy foods

Drama queens mum (Kimberly) said...

That bread looks awesome.

reanbean said...

Looks like they really enjoyed celebrating Valentine's Day this year! And that bread looks so delicious! I've never been one for chocolate covered strawberries, but I'm sure Tiny and Buba would love them. :o)

I hope you do get to go out for a dinner in the polka dot dresses this weekend. I'm sure they'll look adorable.

MultipleMum said...

Look at you getting all creative in the kitchen! What a lovely Valentine's Day celebration you have had. I hope the polka-dots get a gig this weekend - make sure you take some snaps to share :)