Saturday, February 14

V Day

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!

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

i'm the world's worst gma. can't believe that i forgot to get the kids valentines. especially after getting those delicious suckers they made.
i love the picture.

Reynolds Family said...

You are the most creative mom ever! I LOVE the heart shaped pizza; I'm sure your kids thought it was amazing! You've inspired me to make my family a V-Day dinner next year. And believe me, it would never even have occurred to me that you could cut tomatoes into hearts... At least you thought about it.

I love the kissing picture - too cute!

Reynolds Family said...

You are the most creative mom ever! I LOVE the heart shaped pizza; I'm sure your kids thought it was amazing! You've inspired me to make my family a V-Day dinner next year. And believe me, it would never even have occurred to me that you could cut tomatoes into hearts... At least you thought about it.

I love the kissing picture - too cute!

Reynolds Family said...

You are the most creative mom ever! I LOVE the heart shaped pizza; I'm sure your kids thought it was amazing! You've inspired me to make my family a V-Day dinner next year. And believe me, it would never even have occurred to me that you could cut tomatoes into hearts... At least you thought about it.

I love the kissing picture - too cute!

Karly said...

Wow, I'm speechless by your pizza. And the kissing picture, too cute. You really DO have the cutest kids in the world.

Natalee said...

cuute! What a fun mom you are.

Dorothy said...

We had a heart shaped pizza too! But I get no credit for it, we thank papa murphys. Yeah, V-day can by such a family fun kind of day. Glad you enjoyed it. And that pictures is to die for. LOVE IT! The martinellis is the icing on the cake.

Darla said...

Look at that pic of those 2 adorable beebs! And your pizza is GREAT! You're such a good mama Lisa (I know I say that almost every time)!