Widgets Magazine

Feb 15, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day!

So how was your Valentine's Day? I wasn't feeling very well yesterday or today, but I wanted to do something special for the kids so after lunch I whipped up a batch of pink cupcakes. Teach brought me home some heart-shaped chocolates and I added those to make them a bit more festive.

Meanwhile, she had a valentine idea of her own. She pulled out all the heart-shaped cookie cutters and she was helping Baby Doll and Curly make little pizzas for after school snack. She even used tiny fondant cutters to cut the pepperoni into heart shapes! Although I think Baby Doll ate about half the pepperoni before it ever got on a pizza. That big one was for Dad.

After the got home from school and ate their pizza, we took the extra cupcakes to some of the neighbors and the kids delivered their valentines to their neighborhood friends. My sweetie came home in time to go to Princess and Crafty's basketball game and he brought me a box of chocolates and a heart-shaped balloon. Yeah, I got a good one!

We got home just in time to make Hawaiian haystacks for dinner and quickly clean up the house. The Dog Walker had registered a Just Dance party for the One Billion Rising event. He learned about it in his Humanities class. The organizers were trying to get 1 billion people to stand up and say they were tired of violence against women. Honestly, when he registered his event on the website, we only expected it to be a family affair. Then we got a response from someone saying they were coming with 6 of their closest friends!

I immediately panicked and we all madly cleaned the house for an hour to make it a bit more presentable. When the Dog Walker took off for his basketball game at 7:00, I sent Teach to the store for some cookies. If people were coming, I didn't want to send them away without a treat.

We started the dancing promptly at 8:00 and by 8:30 we decided these random guests weren't really coming. So the 11 of us stood up again violence and then we all ate cookies. Just what we needed, a little more sugar.

I hope you all had an amazing Valentine's Day full of love and chocolate!

...and dancing.


Natalie Ockey said...

Just curious: When delivering Valentines did you "kick and run" like we used to, or did you wait for someone to answer the door? It was way more fun to kick and run, but it seems like you might get shot for that today!


Debby@Just Breathe said...

Sounds like a very nice Valentine's Day. We are going out to dinner this weekend. We actually had pizza by candle light and I made some PB M&M brownies.

Mom of 12 said...

We always doorbell ditch Valentines. It's just more fun that way! Except for the cupcakes. We made sure they answered the door for those.

Saimi said...

What a fun family you are, you always have something great going on!

Eve | Inchworm Chronicles said...

Oh, my, those cupcakes look toothsome!!! Mmmm...chocolate.

Thanks for visiting my blog. I just started following you, I'd love it if you'd follow me back! It's nice to 'meet' another happy Mormon Mom online. Such a delight seeing your family life through the lense of your blog.

Blessings to you,

LeAnn said...

It sounds like and looks like you had a very busy Valentine's day. I loved reading about your adventures.
Blessings and hugs!


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