Have I mentioned that Alexis LOVES Valentine's Day? She has been asking for months when Valentines Day will be and has been making little hearts to give her friends for several weeks. Unfortunately most of them end up thrown away before we even get into February. But because she loves the holiday so much and because she's getting to the age where she might start to remember whether her mom is boring or fun, I decided to make an effort for the holiday.
Earlier this week Jeremy planned a special date for us, so since we'd for sure be around tonight I decided to try and make a special dinner for our little family. For most people that would have involved decorations, flowers, and probably even placemats, but not me. For me it involved making as many of the foods we ate into the shape of a heart as possible. That's all the effort I could muster. So we had heart shaped pizza (homemade!), heart shaped jello jigglers, and even heart shaped brownies (I have to give most of the credit for those to Jeremy since I dumped the project in his lap so I could take a nap!). If I had really been on my game I could have made the tomatoes in the salad into hearts as well. Alright, that's a lie, I would never actually do that. I was already at the top of my game with all that other stuff.
Then we gave the kids some candy and a new movie (The Cat in the Hat--Mike Myers should not make kids movies) and watched it as a family, then wrestled with the kids some, and put them to bed. It was a great evening, and I'm glad I got to spend it with those I LOVE the most!