For Valentines Day this year, we had a variety of celebrations.
That morning, Chris and Jayce woke me up with cards, chocolate, and something else that I can’t quite put my finger on. (Sorry Chris!) This is what happens when I wait 3 weeks to blog about something.
Jayce headed to school, looking handsome in his tie and ready to charm everyone.
I knew I would be making lots of Valentines Day cookies over the weekend, so I decided ahead of time that the Valentine cards for Jayce’s class were going to be store-bought this year. But Chris forgot to get them at the grocery store and I didn’t realize this until the day before Valentines Day. It was snowing and freezing, we had already taken cookies to Chris’ class, and I didn’t want to get out again to take the kids to the store. But after spending all weekend cooking, cutting and icing 2 large batches of sugar cookies, I didn’t feel like taking on an afternoon Valentine-making project either. So I raided the pantry for options, turned it over in my mind that morning, and while the kids slept, made these. They were yummy, fast, and I was really proud of them.
I made a special one for Jayce, which I gave him when he woke up in the morning on Valentines Day. He was excited, but even more excited when he saw a whole box of the treats to give to his friends at school. (He’s a little gift-giver. I’m so proud!)
I made Jayce a little detective kit, which I shared more about yesterday.
While Jayce was at school, a few friends and their little ones headed over for some sweets, coffee and hanging out.
How is it possible that I got no pictures of my friends and no pictures of our yummy food?
Oh yeah, this is why.
Because all of our efforts went towards trying to corral the kiddos for a picture. Except for Lauren, who smiled sweetly. 🙂
She was posing with a bit of a rowdy crew.
I’m looking forward to re-creating this next year, since the babies will all still be out of school, and baby girl Fulton will be in the mix as well. Too fun. But it was a very busy Valentines Day this year, for some reasons that were my own doing, but still, l was not sad to see it go.